One Direction hysteria hits Australia

With a following to rival Justin Beiber and the Spice Girls, One Direction is already causing anxiety over crowd-control in the lead up to their Australian debut performances this week.

Boy band sensation One Direction. Source: Getty

Due to appear on Sunrise this Wednesday morning, the band's extra security measures are underway to prepare the live TV crew for the massive amount of young fans expected at Martin Place - predicted to rival the size of the crowd drawn by Justin Beiber when he appeared on the show in 2010.

Fans swoon over the opening of the One Direction promotional store in Sydney's Pitt Street on April 7th. Source: Getty

The band's first Australian shows will be at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion next Friday and Saturday, before their much anticipated live performance at the Logie Awards on the Sunday night.

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