Temporary closure comes after a string of licensing hassles for the Farringdon superclub
London nightclub Fabric will be closed this weekend, after an 18-year-old man collapsed and died outside the club early on Saturday morning. His death followed that of another 18-year-old in late June.
Anyone who has a ticket for Fabric this weekend will get a full refund: events affected by the closure include fabriclive with Paleman on Friday, Apollonia (Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom & Shonky) on Saturday and WYS! (aka Wet Your Self) wiht Rick Maia and Cally on Sunday.
A statement on the Fabric website reads: "For the past two years, Fabric has operated without incident but tragically in the past nine weeks two 18-year-old boys have died as a consequence of drug overdoses.
"In order to understand how this has happened we have agreed with the police and other agencies to suspend our operation whilst we investigate. The club will therefore be closed this weekend. We will make a further statement next week."
Though a mainstay of the capital's club scene since 1999, Fabric hasn't been getting an easy ride from the authorities in recent times. In 2014, the Metropolitan Police asked the local council to "seriously consider" not renewing the club's licence following a previous spate of drugs deaths, which led to the club posting sniffer dogs at its doors (though these have since been removed).
Fabric pic: Ewan-M/Creative Commons