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DEF LEPPPARD At SWEDEN ROCK Festival On THE WORLD TOUR 2023 (Show Report/Setlist)

Def Leppard 2023. Screenshots

Def Leppard another show on The World Tour 2023 last night in Solvesborg, Sweden with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 40,000 capacity Sweden Rock festival site.

The first show in this city since June 2019.

A return to Scandinavia.

Sweden Rocks

England Rocks...Cleveland Rocks...and so does Sweden.

Back again in the early evening sunshine for their fifth visit to Sweden Rock festival.

A festival celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Rocks? Rock? - a rock was not out of the question for over 40,000 Swedish rocks fans.

No Rock! Rock! or Rock On but the setlist did feature Let's Get Rocked and Rock of Ages.

In keeping with the "rock" theme.

The local area enjoyed some amazing summer weather and after opening sets on the appropriately named Festival Stage by Soilwork and Airboune it was time for the main act.


Def Leppard have always headlined at Sweden Rock on all four previous visits, and they were still headlining.

But not closing the show as they would be followed, much later, by Motley Crue.

An 8:15pm start on the festival site that sits right by Pukavik Bay in Northern Sweden in Norje/Solvesborg.

The sun was shining as they started.

By the time they ended their set with 'Photograph' the sun was setting, even though it never fully sets in June in Sweden.

David Lee Roth Quote

After another strong opening with 'Take What You Want' Joe got in the festival mood with some humour.

"Look at all the people out there tonight!".

A nod to David Lee Roth's classic Van Halen era stage quote - "Look at all the people here tonight!". Once used at the MTV Awards (see YouTube).

Interview Stage

As with most of the other appearances here the band were interviewed before show time.

All or some of the band appeared at the Sweden Rock Magazine interview stage from 6:45 to 7pm local time to talk to local press.

Late Motley Crue Finish

With staggered set times due to multiple stages all facing each other Motley Crue were not scheduled until 11:15pm local time.

Their set did not finish until 12:45am by which time it started to look sort of dark.

17 Song Setlist

The same 17 song setlist played once more - (at this point there's no other way to word this, so I'm using the same line for each show.)

All three 'Diamond Star Halos' songs played in Solvesborg for the first time.

Sweden Rock History

The band first played this festival in June 2006 during the short European/UK YEAH! tour.

It would be their first headline performance at a European festival since May 1993 at Rock Am Ring in Germany.

In 2008 they returned on the Sparkle Lounge tour headlining above Whitesnake.

2015 saw them back again to promote their self-titled album this time on a bill above Toto and Slash.

The last show in June 2019 was also the first show of that tour. The last tour played before the pandemic.

The next Def Leppard show takes place in Hyvinkää/Helsinki, Finland on 9th June at RockFest (it's all ROCK with this band...).

Solvesborg, Sweden 2023 Photos

Screenshots by dltourhistory.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2023 Fan Videos.

Def Leppard - Solvesborg, Sweden 7th June 2023 Setlist

  • 01 - Take What You Want
  • 02 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 03 - Animal
  • 04 - Foolin'
  • 05 - Armageddon It
  • 06 - Kick<
  • 07 - Love Bites
  • 08 - Promises
  • 09 - This Guitar (Semi-Acoustic)
  • 10 - When Love & Hate Collide (Short Acoustic/Electric Version)
  • 11 - Rocket (Single Version/Album Intro)
  • 12 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  • 13 - Switch 625 (instrumental)
  • 14 - Hysteria (Extended Outro)
  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Joe Elliott - Let's Get Rocked Intro

"Good evening Sweden!."

"Look at all the people out there tonight!."

"How we doing?. How ya doing?!."

"OK try this for a question instead - Do ya wanna get rocked?."

Various Photos/Videos

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