One Direction are set to headline Sir Richard Branson's New Year's Eve (31Dec13) party on his paradise retreat Necker Island, according to a new U.K. report.

The big gig in the British Virgin Islands will serve as the launch party for the British visionary's Virgin Galactic space flights, which are scheduled for lift off by the end of 2014, according to

One Direction's Harry Styles is no stranger to Necker - the pop hunk split up with girlfriend Taylor Swift while he was vacationing there with her last year (12).