Download 2010 earlybird tickets on sale Thursday

Early bird tickets for next year's Download Festival will go on sale at this year's prices on Thursday (19 November).

Organisers are making passes available at 2009 prices, which means £135 for the weekend, with camping add-ons at £25 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Download Festival 2010
will take place at Donington Park, Castle Donington from 11-13 June with Metallica, Van Halen, AC/DC and Guns n’ Roses rumoured to be topping the organisers' headliners' hit list.

Meanwhile according to an official Twitter posting, rival rock fest Sonisphere (which returns to Knebworth on 31 July-1 August) is planning to announce its headliners and put tickets on-sale with a special earlybird deal in the first half of December.

Check back for the Download ticket link on Thursday.