1999: the beginning of the story. 1,000 weekends and 3,000 events later, we’ve been lucky enough to celebrate our 20th anniversary with a series of mammoth parties at home and across the world. When we were planning out this year we quickly realised the sheer number of artists we’ve welcomed into our family is more than we could ever condense into one weekend. Traditionally we’ve blown out the candles each year with an extended party towards the end of October, but for our 20th birthday, we’re taking the opportunity to expand our celebrations across the entire month. Kicking off the festivities this October, we invite a cast of rising stars we believe in alongside a group of friends who’ve been part of our story since the beginning – artists who represent our past, present and future.
The series includes two Thursday night live gigs. Surgeon and Regis join us for an exclusive performance under their revered British Murder Boys alias, while James Lavelle presents UNKLE’s AI concept. FABRICLIVE then welcomes Lavelle back for his own curated night with Laurent Garnier, Roni Size and DJ Krust, before we recall our cherished Friday night’s history with Stanton Warriors and Rusko joining Cimm, Mantra and a crew of heavyweights. Forms, meanwhile, invites Kölsch to step in alongside Manoo, Tommy Vercetti and more.
A clutch of our all time favourites drop by across Saturdays, with Ben Klock, KiNK, Margaret Dygas, Paula Temple, Rødhåd and Seth Troxler among the names joining Craig Richards, Terry Francis and our full roster of residents. Richards also plays a special Sunday day-and-nighter, where he’s joined by Raresh and his longstanding sparring partner, Ricardo Villalobos. Call Super & Objekt prepare to link up, leading a stacked 15-hour Saturday through Sunday marathon. The rest of the calendar is filled with a series of supercharged XX Sundays, with Bicep, Hessle Audio, Maceo Plex and Jamie Jones all touching down for extended daytime sessions throughout November.
Every artist is set to showcase their craft on our world-renowned sound systems, offering their individual piece to the rich electronic music tapestry that became our own sound world. This is the boldest statement we’ve made for the biggest milestone we’ve ever had. We’re still here after two decades, and we’ll keep moving forward.
fabric. London EC1 since 1999: never not making noise.