Social media blackout raises concerns that Fabric is under threat


The London venue has deleted its Facebook account and boarded up its entrance.

Fabric has sparked concern today (14 January) after erasing its Facebook account and deleting all posts from Twitter and Instagram, except a single black square uploaded on both channels this morning. Upon entering the club’s website, visitors are redirected to yet another empty black square.

Adding to the confusion, an image spread via Imgur suggests that the club’s main entrance has been boarded up. Staff have yet to release a statement, but emails to Fabric personnel generate an automatic response containing nothing but 20 black squares.

Given Fabric’s recent history, namely Islington council revoking its license in 2016, fans are worried that today’s events may anticipate the club’s permanent closure. However, Fabric’s profile on Resident Advisor is still intact, with events scheduled up until 30 March.

2019 will mark Fabric’s 20th birthday, leading to some speculation that the club’s recent activity could be linked to its anniversary celebrations.

Read Crack Magazine’s op-ed, A Love Letter to… Fabric Mixes.