London’s iconic dance club Fabric gets its license back with some strict changes. Will it ever be the same?

Iconic London nightclub Fabric was quickly forced to shut its doors when two drug-related fatalities occurred in the middle of the year.

After a hefty legal battle and massive outpouring of public support for their #saveourculture campaign, Fabric will be get its license back and reopen indefinitely.

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The biggest dance club in London, Fabric, will make a divine musical resurrection, but not without severe changes to it’s licensing.

A new license agreement means that the nightclub must make a number of changes across all aspects of its practice. This includes increase security through CCTV and ID scanners, placing fixed bans on anyone caught selling illicit drugs, and excluding anyone 19 years of age or under from entering the venue.

With more than external improvements, in a statement, Fabric demonstrated “that there need to be, and will be, changes to its management structure and accountability.

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The founders of Fabric, including Keith Reilly (far right). Photo by Vice

“Fabric accepts that its procedures in relation to searching were insufficient, as were its procedures to prevent the consumption and dealing of drugs within the club itself. Fabric accepts that the Police acted reasonably in making the application for a review and that the Authority’s sub-committee was fully entitled to revoke its Licence” the statement said.

Fabric is one of London’s most iconic clubs, bestowing itself to legendary DJs such as Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers and plenty moreThe venue’s temporary closure has caused massive outrage among fans and musicians, who have highlighted the irresponsible treatment of clubs and drugs.