SADIQ KHAN RESPONDS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT FABRIC
Mayor of London working on resolution...
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said he is working with fabric, the Metropolitan Police and Islington Council towards a resolution regarding the club's licence suspension.
Khan has received pressure from members of the clubbing community via Twitter, since fabric was closed indefinitely while a review is held following the deaths of two 18-year-olds at the club over a nine-week period.
During his mayoral campaign, Khan promised to save London's rich club culture, which has come under increasingly threat from gentrification over recent years.
Responding to a Tweet from Artwork, Khan said: "I'm urging #Fabric, the Met & Islington to find an approach that protects clubbers' safety & the future of the club."
I'm urging #Fabric, the Met & Islington to find an approach that protects clubbers' safety & the future of the club. https://t.co/g9X5bZm02e
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) 16 August 2016
Dance music figureheads such as Elijah, Scuba and Chase & Status have come out in support of fabric over the past week, calling on Khan to keep his promise and rescue the capital's most famous club.
First test @SadiqKhan ... What you going to do about fabric?
— Elijah (@Eli1ah) 15 August 2016
Dear @SadiqKhan, if ever there was an opportunity to make a mark, here it is. @fabriclondon needs your help, man
— Daniel Avery (@danielmarkavery) 16 August 2016
I couldn't agree more with @djplastician here @SadiqKhan - we need @fabriclondon open for business. https://t.co/dfvX3hg1xl
— Chase & Status (@chaseandstatus) 15 August 2016
Hey @SadiqKhan, if you're serious about supporting London nightlife we need your help to keep @fabriclondon open. Time to act.
— Scuba (@ScubaOfficial) 16 August 2016
Speaking to the Night Time Industries Association, DJ Mag editor, Carl Loben said: “More than any other UK nightclub, Fabric has been instrumental in helping to incubate various emerging electronic music genres. It’s no accident that the UK is one of the world leaders in terms of the development of new styles and underground talent, and with its forward-thinking booking policy and label series Fabric has played a crucial part in making the UK music scene a creative hub to be proud of — and something worth literally billions to the economy every year. Fabric needs to be allowed to continue.”