Early Bird Download 2013 tickets to go onsale on Friday

A limited batch of 2013 tickets are out on Friday morning

Early Bird Download 2013 tickets to go onsale on Friday

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Eustace - 11 June 2012

Hot on the heels of this year’s festival, which celebrated its tenth anniversary at the weekend with headlining spots from The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath, the initial run of tickets for the 2013 festival will go on sale on Friday morning.

The event will return to Donington Park on 14-16 June 2013, with one unmamed headliner already confirmed, according to the official Download Twitter page.  

This year’s festival emerged triumphant, despite torrential rain hampering conditions onsite.

Download Festival Director John Probyn said of the weekend: "All of us who have worked on Download over the last ten years are very proud to have reached this milestone, and what a weekend it has been! God threw the kitchen sink at us this year and we dealt with it. Not everything was perfect for the 10th Anniversary, but we all got to enjoy it, and the show DID go on!"

Probyn continued: "We are aware of some of the specific issues some customers faced as a result of the bad weather and the effect this has on the festival site and we can assure customers that every effort was made to prepare the ground prior to the event. All options were considered to manage this situation, but unfortunately there was nothing that could be done to prevent the resulting ground conditions. We will use the events of 2012 to once again improve the site for years to come."

Download promoter Andy Copping added: "This year is undoubtedly the biggest and best line up we've ever had at Download, and we've seen some absolutely cracking performances to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary. The crowds have been fantastic, there's been a real display of true Brit spirit on site to help us through the more challenging parts of the weekend, and to have had Black Sabbath, Metallica and The Prodigy headline our big birthday bash has been amazing!"

Click here for our full Download 2012 coverage, including our Download 2012 review.


Click here for the VF Download Festival photo gallery.

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