In the aftermath of a year in isolation, legendary London nightclub fabric wants to return to the fundamental values of clubbing.

After the team behind fabric announced a ban on photo and video at shows, urging attendees to "stay in the moment," it's now likely that you'll never again receive a blurry Snapchat of a muffled bass drop.

"fabric is London's home for underground music, always aiming to create a feeling of self-expression on the dance-floor," reads a Facebook post shared by fabric. "As we approach reopening, we are introducing a strict no photo, and no video policy at the club. Stay in the moment and put away your phone, enjoy the night."

The announcement was met with both assent and frustration. "Don't tell me how to 'stay in the moment,'" one fan griped. "What if I want the freedom to take a few pics and express myself with them?"

Recommended Articles

tiesto masked wolf

Watch Platinum-Certified Rapper Masked Wolf Drop Unreleased Collab With Tiësto

Tiësto has teamed up with the man behind "Astronaut in the Ocean," one of 2021's biggest sleeper hits, for a brand new collab.

Lost Lands

Here Are the Lost Lands 2021 Set Times and Day-to-Day Schedules

Performances from Excision, Getter, Rusko, and Virtual Riot are among countless can't-miss sets from Lost Lands 2021.


Porter Robinson Highlights Anthony Fantano's Infamous "Worlds" Album Review During Festival Set

Anthony Fantano has published hundreds of album reviews, but few have driven the controversy compared to his take on Porter Robinson's debut.

"Great decision," wrote another. "Technology is awesome but leave it in your pocket in the dance."

London's iconic fabric nightclub on January 3rd, 2020.

London's iconic fabric nightclub on January 3rd, 2020.

Despite the polarizing four-week delay of lockdown restrictions by the UK government, exciting times seem to be ahead for fabric.

Organizers recently announced the club's rescheduled dates for its reopening weekend, which will be held on July 23-25. They're set to welcome a slew of high-profile DJs for performances, including Jamie Jones, Skream, Sasha, Kevin Saunderson, and TSHA, among many others. The venue will also be co-hosting two events as part of November's Pitchfork Music Festival.




First image to accompany Fabric article


From a meat storage facility to a true clubbing behemoth – a look at one of the world’s most iconic clubs.



From #99 to #38 in DJ Mag's 2017 Top 100 Clubs poll - Egg London's clubbing renaissance.


Pacha Group is Expanding With a New Club in London

The legendary clubbing brand has taken over the iconic Café de Paris in the West End.


Wilkinson Announces New London Club Night ‘Sleepless’

Wilkinson returns to the underground with a three hour set at Egg London.



XOYO has a glistening authenticity, providing a intimate nightclub for world-class turntable specialists to showcase their talents.


UK Government Confirms July 19th Reopening Date—But 1 in 8 Nightclubs Have "Disappeared"

Despite the impending lift of restrictions in the UK, the fight for survival could persist for months without urgent government support.

A crowd shot from Farrington nightclub Fabric London.

Fabric London Goes Dark, Takes Social Media Channels Down Without Warning

Fabric London is either about to announce really good or bad news.