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January 13, 2015
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UK: One Direction Clash Forces Tech Conference to Reschedule

One DirectionA tech conference in Cardiff has had to be rescheduled - after One Direction fans booked up all the hotel rooms in the city.

Open source coding conference DjangoCon Europe 2015 was forced back two days after organisers realised the dates clashed with the all-conquering boyband’s two huge gigs at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium on June 5-6.

Virtually all of the accommodation in Cardiff had been snapped up by fans of the X Factor runners-up, leaving DjangoCon organisers with little choice but to reschedule. 

A statement on the DjangoCon website said: “After we made our plans and our announcements, One Direction announced their own mega-event in Cardiff - right in the middle of DjangoCon Europe. This means that an extra 140,000 people will be in town over those two nights.

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