Download Festival 2011 tickets on sale in December

Organisers have confirmed the dates for the next Download Festival as the 11-12 June 2011 and have announced that a limited amount of tickets will go on sale on 3 December 2010 at 9am.

The metal and rock festival will once again take place at Donigton Park and fans will be able to bag their festival tickets in less than three weeks time.

Organisers used Twitter to confirm the news. They tweeted: "Download 2011 early bird tickets go on general sale 9am Friday December 3rd. More news to follow."

Aerosmith, Rage Against The Machine, AC/DC, Them Crooked Vultures and Stone Temple Pilots have all played in the past but there are no names on the Download Festival 2011 line-up yet.

Ticket prices are not yet available.

Prices and links to buy tickets will be available on Virtual Festivals when they are announced.