Fabric 19th birthday in pictures


London clubbing institution fabric celebrated its 19th birthday with a double bill of nights, including a 30 hour party from 11pm on Saturday, October 20th to 5am on Monday, October 22nd. While FABRICLIVE on Friday, October 19th saw three rooms of bass flavours from Drum&BassArena, Pretty Weird and Addictive Behaviour, the marathon that followed was full of house and techno vibes with a few surprises along the way.

On Saturday, from the moment Saoirse graced the decks at 11pm in room one by littering her set with pumping classics such as Gabriel Ananda’s ‘Doppelwhipper’, fabric was filled with a crowd keen to honour the Farringdon venue so nearly lost when its closed two years ago. Fancy dress was encouraged - and many obliged - to help generate a more quirky element than you’d normally see at the underground club while favourites such as Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Ricardo Villalobos and Appolonia steered the music through until the Monday morning finish.

From the moment Saoirse graced the decks at 11pm in room one by littering her set with pumping classics such as Gabriel Ananda’s ‘Doppelwhipper’, fabric was filled with a crowd keen to honour the Farringdon venue so nearly lost

Along the way DVS1 would provide a chunky techno set in room two before switching to house in room one after Terry Francis continued the fine work Saoirse had started, meanwhile tougher tunes came from Helena Hauff and Dax J who would close room two. Although there was no advertised room three, a sign suddenly appeared on fabric’s exposed brick walls as the weekend wore on to reveal sets from Craig Richards b2b Joy Orbison, Oli Silva b2b Wayne Holland, Saoirse back behind the decks for a second stint and Bobby Pleasure.

Back in room one it would aptly be Villalobos and Richards to close proceedings - and set fabric off on the road to its 20th anniversary next year. We look back at the night in pictures below.

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Image by Larry J

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Image by Nick Ensing

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Image by Nick Ensing

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