WATCHING boyband One Direction live may be beyond the reach of many fans.

Tickets for their forthcoming London shows are exchanging hands at hundreds of pounds and this week news broke that the band will "take a break" next year to pursue solo projects. Speculation is of course rife that this could be a break-up rather than a break.

After five years of whirlwind global success – and following Zayn Malik's departure this year, saying he just wanted to “be a normal 22-year-old”, it is no surprise that the boys feel the need to step off the music industry merry-go-round.

Since forming on the 2010 series of The X Factor, in which they finished third, the boys have won five BRIT awards, four MTV video music awards, 11 MTV Europe music awards and 19 Teen Choice Awards. Their four albums and series of tours have made them rich, with more than 50m record sales, 91 worldwide Number Ones and more than 7.5m concert tickets sold.

But five years is a substantial time to work at this rate before burn-out ultimately takes its grip.

So as the band complete final London 02 concerts local audiences can at least enjoy possibly the next best best thing.

Tribute band Only One Direction are set to play Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre on Sunday August 30.

Following their sell-out tour in 2014 they are back again with a brand new show “capturing the charisma, energy and enthusiasm of the famous five.”

The show features songs from all four of One Direction’s smash hit albums including What Makes You Beautiful, Story of My Life, Best Song Ever, Midnight Memories, Steal My Girl and so many more!

The perfect family friendly pop concert guaranteed to keep you Up All Night complete with giveaways, audience participation, and a meet and greet with the boys.

One Direction's very own Harry Styles said of them: “Their harmonies are angelic.” and the Daily Mail called them “Stadium-filling stars” whilst the Express & Star reported: “Their fans went so wild, they stormed the stage.”

Tickets: £16.13 call: 0844 576 3000