Download 2013 tickets to go on sale this Friday

Limited early bird tickets will be available on June 15

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Early bird tickets for next year's Download Festival are set to go on sale this coming Friday (June 15).

A limited amount of tickets will be available from 9am (BST) at Downloadfestival.com for the event, which will take place June 14-16, 2013 at Donington Park.

A new deposit scheme to pay for tickets will also be revealed.

In a recently released statement, Download director John Probyn spoke out about the adverse weather conditions which hit the festival site this weekend. He said: "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."

He continued: "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."

Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Refused are all set to play the final day of Download Festival 2012 today (June 10). Also on the bill for today are reformed hardcore titans Refused and grunge legends Soundgarden.

Yesterday Biffy Clyro played two brand new songs during their Download set while the festival kicked off on Friday with sets from Slash and The Prodigy.

See Downloadfestival.com for more information about the festival.

NME.COM is coming live from Download Festival this weekend. Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/download for news, blogs, photo galleries and video interviews from both sites.














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