One Direction have reportedly been booked to perform at Richard Branson's New Year's Eve party on his Necker Island home in the Caribbean.

The 63-year-old entrepreneur is starting his commercial space flights next year and is believed to want to launch them with a huge party at his home on New Year's Eve. 

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, a source said: ''One Direction have been asked to be the main attraction and perform at the party.

''Officially the bash is being thrown to celebrate the start of space flights with Virgin Galactic which are due to be launching by the end of 2014, but it will not be a 'worky' event. Sir Richard wants everyone to let their hair down and have a good time. He has invited guests to stay for a decadent party.''

Other guests at the New Year's Eve event are expected to be those who have signed up for $250,000 space flights, rumoured to include Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Justin Bieber, Kate Winslet and Russell Brand.