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Sunday, 28th June 1987
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  • Location / Den Haag (The Hague), Holland
  • Venue / Stage 2 @ Zuiderpark
  • Event / Parkpop Festival 1987

The first show by the band in this city.

The first time at this venue and at this free music festival.

The venue is located South of the city centre of Den Haag (The Hague) which is home to the U.N. International Court Of Justice (which shouldn't concern you unless you commit war crimes...so don't do that...).

The festival was first held in 1981.

Zuiderpark (South Park) was first opened in 1936.

For the first time in the festivals history a crowd fight occurred during Leppard's set.

100,000 people are supposed to have attended although Peter Mensch said there were only 3,000 during Lep's set on the 2nd stage in the 1987 UK Tour Programme notes.

At the Amsterdam show in April 1988 Joe mentioned this show to the crowd and said it "was a load of shit".

The band were fifth on a bill of six acts on the second stage.

Los Lobos headlined the main stage which also featured Deacon Blue and Katrina And The Waves.

Following this show the band went on a promo tour that includes interviews, TV appearances in the run up to the release of the 'Animal' single and 'Hysteria' album in August.

During August they would start rehearsals for the main world tour which would begin in Ireland/UK at the end of the month.

The setlist was shortened to 8 songs including five from the still unreleased 'Hysteria' album.

A decent quality audience recording exists from this show.

Read more about this show including Joe's on stage quotes and view photos.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - n/a


songs by album / single

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Hysteria Tour 1987/1988
  • Staging - At One End
  • Fan Recorded - Yes (Audio)
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address -
  • Dutch Province - South Holland
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - n/a
  • Capacity - 100,000
  • In The Round Show Capacity - n/a
  • Attendance - 3,000 (During DL show)
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Ticket Price - n/a
  • Doors - n/a
  • Show Time - 5:40pm
  • Promoter - Park Pop Festival.
  • Headliner - Trouble Funk - (6:50-7:50pm)
  • Support Act - Def Leppard - (5:40-6:30pm)
  • Support Act - That Petrol Emotion - (4:25-5:15pm)
  • Support Act - Steve Earle & The Dukes - (3:10-4pm)
  • Support Act - Icicle Works - (2:00-2:50pm)
  • Support Act - Maarten Peters & The Dream - (1:00-1:45pm)

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