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Fabric booker to speak about club closure & culture at Metropolis Festival

Fabric booker to speak about club closure & culture at Metropolis Festival


With just two weeks to go before Metropolis hits the RDS for the weekend, and with news of Prince and Bowie tributes fresh in our minds, the festival has given more details of their speaker strand.

Added to last week’s announcement of Karl Hyde,  olfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) & Matt Thorne, Saul Williams, Ralph Rolle (Chic), Wonder Mike and Master Gee (The Sugarhill Gang), Jessy Lanza, Fantasy 12: Sleeve Notes. Krystal Klear and New Jackson, there are more announced today.

Saul Williams, Paul Kalkbrenner interviewed by Kelly-Anne Byrne while a special panel will focus on clubs and recent issues at Fabric in London. That panel will feature Fabric’s promotions manager and talent booker Shaun Roberts, alongside Luc Masternbroek and Ernst Martens from Amsterdam’s ‘De School’ venue, and Dublin’s own Dave Parle to compare and contrast the social and political climate in these three major European cities and how this in turn has shaped the current cultural landscape.

Fabric’s hearing is coming up in November too.

Here’s the Save our Culture campaign.

Speaker lineup:


Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk)
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) & Matt Thorne
Jessy Lanza
Shaun Roberts (fabric)
Luc & Ernst (De School)
Dave Parle (Metropolis Festival, Hidden Agenda, Wah Wah Club)


Karl Hyde (Underworld)
Paul Kalkbrenner
Saul Williams
Ralph Rolle (CHIC)
Fantasy 12: Sleeve Notes (Paul Diddy, Cecelia Martinez, Donal Thornton)
Krystal Klear
New Jackson.