Ricardo Villalobos and Craig Richards have been added to the bill for fabric’s #SaveOurCulture fundraiser at Village Underground, which takes place this Sunday 16th October.
The line-up of the event already included Joy Orbison and Job Jobse, who will play b2b2b with an as yet unannounced special guest, as well as Nicolas Lutz.
fabric and House Of Vans have announced that they will collaborate to raise money for the Farringdon venue’s #SaveOurCulture campaign, with a photography exhibition and fundraiser event taking place later this month (October).
The House Of Vans gallery space in Waterloo, London, will host an exhibition of photography from within the club, featuring the work of fabric’s in-house photographers, including Sarah Ginn, Nick Ensing, Danny Seaton, Anna Mills, Emilie Pria and Evie Williams.
London clubbers organised a protest to save the city’s nightlife community earlier this month, which is due to take place on Saturday 8th October, and now more details of the event have surfaced.
The protest will convene at 1pm at Hoxton Square, East London, before setting off on a march an hour later. Full details of the route are still TBC.
fabric’s WetYourSelf!, the party running every Sunday at the Farringdon venue for the last eight years, has announced that it’s found a temporary home at Aquarium on Old Street whilst fabric is closed following the revocation of its license earlier this month (September).
WetYourSelf!’s opening party at the east London venue is set to take place on Sunday 2nd October, with all proceeds going straight to the #SaveOurCulture campaign. The line-up is still TBA.
The Warehouse Project has renamed their night on Friday 11th November FABRIC LIVE x WHP as a show of solidarity with the recently closed Farringdon venue, with proceeds from the event now going to fabric’s #SaveOurCulture campaign.
Danny Brown, Wiley, Section Boyz, Clams Casino, Benji B, Oneman, Preditah and many more were already set to perform, with DJ Hype also added to the bill. You can see the full line-up below.
fabric issued a transparency statement last night, in which managing director Gary Kilbey has outlined exactly where donations to the Save Our Culture fundraising campaign that they announced last week will be spent. It has currently raised over £160k.
The lengthy statement explains how the first purpose of the appeal is to reopen fabric, but that it also aims to change law and guidance on licensing in order to stop “injustice” happening to venues in the future.
Metropolitan Police have denied their part in the closure of fabric at a hearing earlier this month (September) was a “vendetta”, following the Farringdon venue’s successful court appeal last year.
In December 2015, District Judge Allison overturned an attempt by Islington Council and local police to enforce the use of sniffer dogs and ID scans at the venue, whilst also describing the nightspot as a “beacon of best practice”.
Boiler Room are hosting a panel on the future of club culture titled Can Nightlife Be Saved? later today (20th September), which will take place live from fabric’s Room 1. It runs from 2:30pm to 5pm BST and, as DJ Mag are an official media partner, you can watch it via the live stream below.
fabric has revealed that Scuba has mixed ‘fabric 90’, the latest in their mix series, which is due to be released on 21st October.
Real name Paul Rose, the Berlin-based producer was the last DJ to play at the venue on Saturday 6th August, and for ‘fabric 90’ he’s pulled from the back catalogue of many artists with close connections to the Farringdon venue.
Following the revocation of its licence by Islington Council earlier this month, Fabric nightclub has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fight the decision.
The venue was shut following an investigation into the drug-related deaths of two 18-year-olds at the venue, and after a lengthy hearing at the start of September, Islington Council voted to revoke Fabric's license.