25th birthday bash marks the start of the two clubbing institutions' new partnership
House music lovers in the UK capital might want to put 3 February in their diaries, because that's when veteran club night Hard Times heads to fabric in London for a party to mark Hard Times' 25th anniversary.
Hard Times is one of the UK's longest-running and most revered club nights, having been championing classic and vocal house sounds across the north of England for a full quarter-century. Headlining on 3 February will be New Jersey legend Tony Humphries, who'll be appearing at the club for the first time in 15 years. He'll be joined in Room 1 by DJ Spen, Paul Woolford and Steve Dunn. In Room 2, French house label Bass Culture are at the helm, with headliners Cassy and D'Julz ably supported by fabric's own Terry Francis.
All told, February 3 looks like being a night not to miss, but if you can't make it, fear not: we're told this is just the first in a series of joint fabric/Hard Times events that will take place over the course of 2018.
Hard Times founder Steve Raine said of the new partnership: "We may be an historic dance music brand, and our history/legacy is one that I'm proud of. However, we are far away from being about a trip down Memory Lane. In 2018 we will marry the past with the future, and for London I couldn’t have picked a better club who echo those sentiments."