Fabric reopening night review: Tight security fails to stop party at London club as iconic acts lead celebration
Reporter Kashmira Gander takes us to the sold-out reopening party at iconic London club Fabric which was celebrated with a top secret lineup revealed to be Chase and Status, DJ Sir Spyro and more.This article originally appeared on Independent
Fabric's reopening party on 6 January 2017 Kashmira Gander
'If it’s true that death knell is tolling for London’s nightlife, Fabric could hardly have done a better job of proving why that is a crying shame with their sold out reopening'
It’s 1.30am in a bare-bricked, underground room in the Farringdon business district of London, and a crowd flooded in blue and red LED light has opened out into a huge mosh pit. There’s a delicious moment of tension, then the bass drops. Arms and legs flying, people happily hurl themselves at each other to Chase and Status’ pounding dubstep. If it’s true that death knell is tolling for London’s nightlife, Fabric could hardly have done a better job of proving why that is a crying shame with their sold out reopening.
The iconic venue closed last summer following the deaths of two 18-years-olds who took drugs at the 2,500-person capacity club. Its future, after almost two decades of legendary events in central London, seemed bleak...
The tragic deaths were regarded by some as a scapegoat for plans to sanitise London. The subsequent #saveourculture campaign prompted an outpouring of support from both the public and behemoths of the dance scene, including drum and bass legend Goldie and tech-house DJ Seth Troxler who spoke on national news to support it. Tonight, a new hashtag is being beamed onto the club’s walls: #yousavedfabric...