The long-running London nightclub fabric is facing closure after its license was suspended by Islington Council, following the recent deaths of two clubbers.
The council will hold a review of the club’s licence on September 6, where councillors and authorities will share their reasons to push for changes to the license, suspension of the licence or closure.
As a result, Jacob Husley set up a petition on change.org in a bid to save the nightclub. The petition’s goal is for 50,000 signatures, and it has more than 41,500 already.
The petition reads:
“I’ve been working with fabric for the last 8 years as a promoter and resident DJ of the Sunday night party at fabric WetYourSelf!
“Like all of you, I’ve been welcomed as part of the fabric family since I first walked through their doors, so this is an issue that’s very close to my heart.”
Jacob added: “No matter how old you are, rich or poor, colour or gender, you are welcome in the club and you will be looked after. It’s like a big family.
“Let’s all come together to ask Sadiq Khan, our new Mayor of London, who won our support on his pledges to save London’s Night Time Economy and Islington Borough council, to support our campaign.
Let’s ask them to back fabric’s future and the rest of our city’s clubs as icons of London’s incredible music scene and pledge to work together with him to make our clubs safer while also protecting our night time economy.”
Fabric has vowed to improve security measures and independently review all of its procedures, following the drug-related deaths of two 18-year-old men earlier this month.
The nightclub has said that “the safety of our customers is our number one priority”.