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4 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Headline DOWNLOAD Festival For Third Time

Def Leppard 2019. Screenshot

Def Leppard played a show on the 2019 European tour on 14th June 2019 in Derby, England at the Download Festival with 18 songs performed.

The show took place at the 80,000 capacity Download Festival at Donington Park racetrack.

The fourth show of the Def Leppard 2019 European tour.

Def Leppard headlined the festival for the first time exactly ten years after they returned here on 14th June 2009. Their first appearance at Download.

The full 'Hysteria' album was played to start the show which brought the band back full circle to 1986 when they first played here during the making of the album.

Two songs - 'Run Riot' and 'Love And Affection' had been debuted at that show one year before the album's release and were played here again along with three album tracks never played here before.

Joe once again acknowledged Rick and his comeback before 'Rock Of Ages'.

The fourth visit to Donington Park and Derbyshire. Rick Allen's home county.

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Previous Appearances In Derby

The second headline show here with a 19 song setlist played including 'Wasted'. Keith Weir of The Quireboys guested during 'When Love & Hate Collide'.

Other acts on the bill included The Darkness, Alter Bridge, Thin Lizzy and Black Stone Cherry.

The emotional return to Donington and first time as headliners of Download. A 19 song setlist including two new songs from the Sparkle Lounge album and a guest spot by keyboardist Dick Decent of the Cybernauts.

Other acts on the bill included Journey, Whitesnake, ZZ Top and Tesla.

The first appearance here and the triumphant comeback for Rick Allen following his 1984 car accident. Played after five Irish warm-up shows.

The band played before Scorpions and headliner Ozzy Osbourne and after Motorhead, Bad News and Warlock.

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2019 Setlist/Staging

The full 'Hysteria' album was played to start the show as expected following it's warm=up in Denmark.

'Let's Go' was played for the first time in 2019 and first since in Monterrey, Mexico on the 2017 Mexican tour.

18 songs performed in all with six played after the main album.All other songs had already been performed on the 2019 tour.

The movable video screen from the 2018 tour was used and hung above the stage before being lowered for the usual intro sequence. The cover of Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' was used once more before a 30 minute countdown.

Instead of 'Derby' or 'Donington' the screens showed 'Download' three times as it rose up and Phil started the intro to 'Women'.

Other Bands

Vivian's band Last In Line kicked off the Main Stage action at 1pm with a short 35 minute set.

Past Def Leppard touring friends Tesla, Whitesnake and Slash also played as well as Blackberry Smoke and Clutch.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2019 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"So here we are once again. It's the 14th of June 2019. It's exactly ten years since. Exactly ten years since we first headlined this place back in 2009. It's a very spiritual place for Def Leppard as most of you will know because in 1986 when we played what was the Monsters Of Rock as special guests to Ozzy and the Scorpions. It was essentially our first gig back after Rick's accident. So this place geographically, emotionally is an enormous thing to this boy here. And to be back here ten years after we first headlined is an amazing amazing achievement."

"I think it was 23 years and here we were headlining and here we are ten years later. and we're headlining. And we can't thank you enough we really can't. Every single one of you thank you. So as I'm on the subject of will you stand up please. Make some noise for this boy he deserves it. Ladies and gentleman Mr. Rick Allen on the drums!.And as ever he will introduce this one for ya."

Def Leppard 2019 - Derby, England Setlist

  • 00 - Hysteria Album Intro


  • 01 - Women
  • 02 - Rocket (Album Version)
  • 03 - Animal
  • 04 - Love Bites
  • 05 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 06 - Armageddon It
  • 00 - Steve Clark ITR-IYF Guitar Solo (Video)
  • 07 - Gods Of War

Played for the first time in Derby.

  • 08 - Don't Shoot Shotgun

Played for the first time in Derby.

  • 09 - Run Riot
  • 10 - Hysteria
  • 11 - Excitable

Played for the first time in Derby.

  • 12 - Love And Affection

The full album played for the first time in Derby. Tracks 7, 8 and 11 played here for the first time. 'Rocket' also played for the first time as the album version. Previously played here as both the single and extended versions.

  • 13 - Let's Go

Played for the first time here and since November 2017 in Monterrey, Mexico.

  • 14 - Let It Go
  • 15 - When Love & Hate Collide
  • 16 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 17 - Rock Of Ages
  • 18 - Photograph

Slash/Myles Kennedy - Derby, England Setlist

  • 01 - The Call Of The Wild
  • 02 - Halo
  • 03 - Standing In The Sun
  • 04 - Back From Cali
  • 05 - My Antidote
  • 06 - Serve You Right
  • 07 - Boulevard Of Broken hearts
  • 08 - Doctor Ailbi
  • 09 - Mind Your Manners
  • 10 - Driving Rain
  • 11 - Nightrain - (Guns N' Roses Cover)
  • 12 - You're A Lie
  • 13 - Anastasia
  • 14 - World On Fire

Whitesnake - Derby, England Setlist

  • 01 - Bad Boys
  • 02 - Slide It In
  • 03 - Love Ain't No Stranger
  • 04 - Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
  • 05 - Slow an' Easy
  • 06 - Trouble Is Your Middle Name/Guitar Solo
  • 07 - Shut Up And Kiss Me
  • 08 - Get Up/Drum Solo
  • 09 - Is This Love
  • 10 - Give Me All Your Love
  • 11 - Here I Go Again
  • 12 - Still Of The Night

Clutch - Derby, England Setlist

  • 01 - H.B. Is In Control
  • 02 - Ghoul Wrangler
  • 03 - How To Shake Hands
  • 04 - In Walks Barbarella
  • 05 - Evil
  • 06 - The Regulator
  • 07 - Gimme The Keys
  • 08 - Willie Nelson
  • 09 - Hot Bottom Feeder
  • 10 - Electric Worry
  • 11 - X-Ray Visions

Blackberry Smoke - Derby, England Setlist

  • 01 - Nobody Gives A Damn
  • 02 - Waiting For The Thunder
  • 03 - Shakin' Hands With The Holy Ghost
  • 04 - Sleeping Dogs
  • 05 - Run Away From It All
  • 06 - Flesh And Bone / Come Together
  • 07 - Ain't Much Left Of Me/When The Levee Breaks

Tesla - Derby, England Setlist

  • 00 - Full setlist unknown

Last In Line - Derby, England Setlist

  • 01 - Landslide
  • 02 - Year Of The Gun
  • 03 - Give Up The Ghost
  • 04 - tbc
  • 05 - Devil In Me
  • 06 - Rainbow In The Dark

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