Even before the line-up gets announced, Download is a word that sends hardened rock and metal fans into dewy-eyed hippies every time it's even printed on a piece of paper called a 'ticket'. See? You're welling up like a Sodastream without an off button already......
The 2010 Download Festival runs from the 11th to the 13th June and the Early Bird tickets are now available. Beware though - there are more types of ticket than the total number of bands that appeared at the 2009 event. Nearly. Well, nine actually. Here they are and they are ready to land on your doormat. Oh and don't forget - this is the Monsters Of Rock / Download 30th Anniversary so expect some massive names to be announced (in Jan).
Firstly, there are a range of weekend tickets without camping. Basic weekend arena tickets cost £135 for the 3 days entertainment - you can add £11 for a locker pass and £10 for car parking for Friday to Sunday inclusive.
If you want to camp onsite, the 3 Day Camping ticket costs £160 - this covers the right to pitch from the Friday until Monday morning. If you don't trust the trains (can't blame you) then there is a Coach package for 3 Day Camping as well, starting from £194 and rising to £231, depending on where you want to travel from. Select your zone from the list provided on the links. The 3 Day Family Camping ticket also costs £160. The 5 Day versions of the above cost £10 more than the 3-Day prices and will cover from Wednesday to Monday camping.
Whoever gets the Donington nod in January, you can be sure it will be bigger and louder than this year when Faith No More, Slipknot and Def Leppard gave it their all for you.
Check the "Ticket Options" button, below to see the full list of tickets available to you.