The #SaveOurCulture movement launched by Londoners in response to Fabric’s closing certainly did the trick.
The infamous club reopened after five months with a weekend full of events after £320,000 was raised in support of the Save Fabric Campaign.
A series of iconic acts, kept secret until the very last moment played a range of sounds from grime to garage to dance hall. The eclectic mix of genres is what sets Fabric apart from other London venues, bringing to the forefront the underground music scene. The line up included Chase and Status, Dilinja, Metric, Logan Same, Sir Spyro and Chimpo.
Described as the spiritual home for thousands of clubbers, Fabric thanked loyal campaigners for their support with a new hasthtag – #yousavedfabric One clubber attending the reopening told mixmag.net that “Room 1 sounded better than ever”. Another from the Netherlands told the Independent that he always comes here when visiting London, such is popularity of the club. Many visiting the club Friday night were first time attendees, eager to get inside after nearly missing their chance when it closed.
Accompanying the evening’s music was of course the lights, designed by Light Design Ltd. When asked about their memories of Fabric in the lead up to the relaunch, clubbers remembered intricate green laser displays. The reopening did not disappoint, with fans, acts and brands taking to social media to express their appreciation.
The new security regulations feel intense, but they are rigorous and necessary. The club has asked for cooperation with regards to their zero tolerance policy. We wish the Fabric team the best of luck in this new phase of the club, it is a true London institution #LongLiveFabric
Image published in the Independent, courtesy of Kashmira Gander