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Def Leppard Tour History Fan Archive.
Westfield School, Mosborough, Sheffield, ENGLAND  USA.

Tuesday, 18th July 1978

Show Notes

The first ever public performance by Def Leppard at a local school in Mosborough, Sheffield. Located around 4 miles from the city centre. According to the 1987 biography Animal Instinct they were paid five pounds by a teacher, played for around fifty minutes and smuggled in some beer in the bass drum. The band line-up was: Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Steve Clark, Pete Willis and Tony Kenning.

The first song they played was an unreleased original called 'World Beyond The Sky' and the only other confirmed track was an encore cover of Thin Lizzy song 'Jailbreak'. An audience recording of this show exists on cassette but it has not been circulated and it's tracklisting/quality is also unknown.

Joe Elliott returned to Westfield in 1989 for the taping of a scene in the UK TV documentary 'Rock Of Ages'. He was shown talking about the concert in the hall where it took place. The original building was demolished after a fire in 2007 and rebuilt as the Westfield Sports College.


  • Tour - Early Years
  • Fan Recorded - Yes (Audio) - (Uncirculated)
  • Venue Website - Here
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Played City - December 1977 (Private Show)
  • Capacity - n/a
  • Attendance - 50-150
  • Support Act - n/a