fabric mysteriously boards up the club and blacks out its social media

The online wipeout has sparked speculation about the future of the club...


Words by: Felicity Martin

fabric nightclub has been boarded up with black wood, according to an image doing the rounds, sparking speculation about the London venue.

The Farringdon club’s social media channels have all had black avatars added to them, with all posts being scrubbed from their Instagram page.

The same seems to be true for Twitter, and its Facebook page appears to have been deactivated.

People are suggesting the blackout is due to the clubbing institution’s impending 20th anniversary, while others have guessed they’re about to announce an Aphex Twin show there, or whether it’s the handiwork of a disgruntled ex-employee.

Emails of enquiry sent to fabric’s staff, as reported by Resident Advisor, returned automated replies of 20 black squares – suggesting that the anniversary theory is correct.

Back in 2016, fabric was saved from closure, so today’s news has sparked fresh concern for the club – although it seems unlikely that the iconic electronic music venue has shut for good.

Update (16/01/19): two painted arrows have been added to the boards, pointing to a hole you can peer through. A sign on the club’s front door is visible through the gap, reading: ‘The next chapter starts here. Love, fabric xx.’  

Again, this points to the club’s approaching anniversary milestone.

More to follow…

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