DNA Presents released this statement on their site (VIA @likeanerdd) a few hours ago:
VENUE CHANGE: Due to a scheduling conflict with Barrymore's starting their own weekly retro night on Saturdays we have been informed by management that all DNA Presents Saturday shows including Thomas Gold will not be able to be accommodated at the venue. Therefore, we are moving the show to LS Live. All tickets that were purchased for the show at Barrymore's will be honoured at LS Live.
We as fans are not privy to the confidential negotiations that occurred between DNA Presents and Barrymore's so we may never know the true reason behind this decision.
But what I have noticed over the past month prior to this announcement was that many top events such as Hardwell and Excision were already being shifted to LS Live where once you might assume that Barrymore's would have been the obvious choice.
What I do know is that there remains a significant opportunity for someone out there to invest in a club made specifically for EDM events in Ottawa. Toronto has recently seen the opening of brand new clubs such as Uniun, Moskito, Cinema, and the Aria Complex. Montreal is now home to potentially one of the best venues for EDM in North America with the New City Gas. Even in Vancouver I see the established club Celebrities has responded to the increased competition and decided to remodel and will soon relaunch with a new Funktion One sound system.
Hopefully one day Ottawa will follow suit.