The management team behind chart-toppers One Direction are coming to Dublin on the hunt for "a new Niall Horan" to join an international group.

Modest! Management, who also manage Little Mix and 5 Seconds of Summer, are holding an open casting call for male singers/songwriters aged between 15 and 19.

Those interested in auditioning must have strong vocal ability and be able to play guitar or keyboard. The audition will consist of one or two songs performed acapella.

If successful, candidates will be invited to join a studio camp in London from June 17 to 19.

The auditions are taking place from 9.00am to 3.00pm on Friday 8 and Saturday, June 9 in The Button Factory in Dublin's Temple Bar and hopefuls need to bring any musical equipment they might need.