-goers who can't wait to pitch their tents
at Download next year can now snap up their tickets ahead of time, with early bird passes currently on sale.
Back for its tenth year in 2012, the Donington Park organisers are offering eager music fans the chance to ensure their places at the front of the crowd, with a limited number of tickets available.
The booking office opened on July 15th and these passes will only be up for grabs for a few weeks, so anyone dreaming of pitching their tents
between June 8th and 10th next year might want to flex their credit cards sooner rather than later.
"Make sure you get hold of yours now to avoid disappointment," the organisers advised.
If the 2012 line-up is anything like this year's - with System of a Down, Linkin Park, The Darkness, Def Leppard and Bullet For My Valentine taking to the stage - then there may be a scramble for tickets.