DISCLAIMER: The following article is an April Fools’ Day article. Though it may relate to real people or events, it is not factual.
Get ready, students of Montclair State University — a European invasion is coming, and I’m not referring to study abroad students. The famous boyband One Direction has decided to break its hiatus and come play at Montclair State for Montclairfest.
While the Student Government Association (SGA) had previously booked Omarion to headline the festival, they were quick to cancel on him when the four lads from England and Ireland begged to play in the prestigious event.
Omarion has refused to comment on being kicked out of the concert’s headlining spot.
It makes perfect sense that One Direction would play Montclairfest, which is known for providing Montclair State with fantastic hip hop and rock performances. One Direction will be joining a long list of artists that are very similar to their style of music, including J. Cole, Wale, Tyga and New Found Glory.
Fans of One Direction were heartbroken last year when the band announced they would not be touring or recording an album during 2016. Even though they promised to return in 18 months, many fans speculated that the boys would never return to play music together.
Luckily, Montclairfest was too good an opportunity to pass up and the multi-millionaires, who will not have to do anything for the rest of their lives, will be performing together again.
“We are immensely excited to play this festival,” said Liam Payne of One Direction. “Since we have been on hiatus for a few months, we’ve all been really bored and have just needed to find a perfect venue to play in again. Montclair State obviously makes the most sense.”
“When we heard that Omarion got booked to play Montclairfest, we were absolutely gutted,” continued Louis Tomlinson, a different but strikingly similar member of the band. “We’re just so happy Montclair State’s SGA has kicked him off the bill and let us give our amazing fans another show before we go back on hiatus.”
Fans of One Direction may know that it has been just over a year since ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik left the band. Even though he is no longer with One Direction, he will be joining the boys as their opening act at Montclairfest.
“I haven’t talked to any of the lads in One Direction since leaving the band, and I’m pretty sure they all hate me,” stated Malik. “But Montclairfest was too amazing an opportunity to pass up. I absolutely have to share my music with Montclair, New Jersey.”
When members of the SGA were asked about switching the headlining act from Omarion to One Direction, they revealed President Susan Cole was the woman behind the switch.
“[Cole] is the biggest One Direction fan I have ever met,” revealed Rahjon White, President of the SGA. “She actually wears a One Direction t-shirt underneath her pantsuit every day.”
“When One D asked to play Montclairfest, [Cole] jumped on board and actually forced us to remove Omarion. If there is one thing that woman is passionate about, it is statues of birds and One Direction,” continued White.
Montclairfest will be held on April 23 at noon. Get your tickets soon, as this is definitely not something you want to miss.