Fabric London closed: Mayor Sadiq Khan responds to DJs' pleas for reopening

Supporting music venues was one of Khan's campaign promises

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 17 August 2016 09:16 BST
(Fabric/Danny Seaton)

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that he wants Fabric to have a future, after the Farringdon institution closed its doors indefinitely this week as police investigate two drug-related deaths at the club.

“Dearest @SadiqKhan I voted for you for your views on London club life. Now please do something about @fabriclondon. Lots of love,” DJ Artwork tweeted, echoing the sentiments of scores of other DJs and patrons.

“I'm urging #Fabric, the Met & Islington to find an approach that protects clubbers' safety & the future of the club,” Khan replied.

Artwork was referencing Khan’s campaign promise to protect London’s clubs, pubs and venues, which have seen hosts of closures recently for a variety of reasons.

Chase & Status also called for him to act, along with dubstep forefather Plastician, who wrote: “Sadiq Khan it's time to start doing the job you promised to us."

Scotland Yard had Fabric’s licence suspended following the death of an 18-year-old at the venue on 25 June and another on 6 August.

Fabric’s owners did not contest the suspension, and the club’s fate will be decided within 28 days.

Several petitions have sprung up online calling for its license to be renewed.

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