Bristol’s music industry is banding together to help save iconic London venue Fabric. The venue was forced to shut its doors by authorities last month, although it is still hoped that the ban will be over turned in an appeal in November. Its closure is terrible news not just for London, but for all venues in the UK.
The teams behind, Love Saves The Day, Tokyo World, Simple Things, Arcadia, Motion, Lakota, promoters The Blast and music management team Grade Management have all formally announced to that they will be getting behind the ‘Save Our Culture’ campaign. Altogether they have donated £4,000 to help reopen Fabric’s doors.
Tom Paine, who helps co-ordinate Love Saves The Day and the recent Massive Attack show on the Downs, called the ruling ‘illogical and unacceptable’.
He added: “We are very lucky in Bristol to have an incredibly forward thinking council and licensing team, as well as a very supportive Police Force, who work proactively with big operators and licensees to ensure our events are safe – but what we have realised from the Fabric decision, is should a couple of the key individuals or personalities in these organisations change, and pursue an anti-event, or anti-late night industry policy, then as an industry, we have very little support or legal backing to defend ourselves.”
Despite having the backing from Pete Tong, Fat Boy Slim, Goldie, Annie Mac, Carl Cox and The Chemical Brothers, the campaign still needs donations. Make your voice heard here.
Watch what it means to the industry below: