Fabric will be kicking off 2017 with a celebratory reopening weekend from January 6 to January 8 – the venue's first club nights since its licence was revoked in September.
The lineup for Fabric Live on January 6 has yet to be announced but there's promise of some major DJ stars from the club's history. Former residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis will pick up where they left off on January 7 for a Fabric Friends & Family session while WetYourSelf! founders Jacob Husley and Peter Pixzel resume tempting clubbers out on a Sunday with their weekly eclectic bash.
Previous Fabric guests will no doubt be stoked to get back in the booths, but moreover, this is a huge moment for all the club's supporters – who were both strident and generous in their love for Fabric and London's nightlife, ensuring its closure remained a major concern.
The weekend of events were announced today with a message for supporters: 'It’s pretty much impossible for us to put a measure on just how much gratitude we are feeling right now to be able to announce our reopening proper. We’ve said it before and we will keep on saying it – you are all to thank for this.'
The club struck an agreement with Islington Council and Metropolitan Police in November only a few days ahead of a planned appeal hearing. Their reopening is dependent on Fabric now implementing new extensive licensing conditions.
After a difficult 2016 that saw a depressing number of London's live music venues and clubs threatened with closure, what could be a better way to stomp in the new year with a massive – and safe – night dancing in Fabric?
This could get emotional.