Def Leppard and Mötley Crüefirst headliners GMM2023

Let’s Get Rocked and Shout at the Devil! In the wake of a phenomenal anniversary edition we are pleased to finally announce the first headliners for the 26th edition of Graspop Metal Meeting. On Sunday 18 June 2023 Def Leppard will close proceedings on the South Stage with Mötley Crüe doing the honours on the North Stage.
Just last summer these rock giants toured the US together with their long-awaited ‘The Stadium Tour’, selling more than one million tickets. In 2023 both bands are joining forces again for ‘The World Tour’. Earlier this year British rockers Def Leppard unleashed their 12th full-length ‘Diamond Star Halos’. As for Mötley Crüe, after a seven-year hiatus they are making a spectacular comeback! Brace yourselves for an avalanche of hits!
Both bands can’t wait to strut their stuff at GMM.

“After finally getting back on the road and having a monumental summer tour in the US & Canada this year, we’re beyond thrilled to be bringing this massive stadium tour to major cities all over the world and kicking off Europe in Sheffield where it all started for us 45 years ago. We’re looking forward to seeing you out there, somewhere soon!” said Joe Elliott of Def Leppard.

“We had an incredible time playing The Stadium Tour in North America this summer and we truly can’t wait to take the show around the globe with The WORLD Tour in 2023. Crüeheads in Latin America and Europe: get ready! We’re coming for you next and can’t wait to finally see all of you out there again next year!” Mötley Crüe said in a joint statement.
Tickets for GMM2023 will go on sale later this year. Follow us on social media to be the first to receive updates.

In 2023 GMM will once again open the floodgates of metal heaven for four days straight with an all-star line-up. Graspop Metal Meeting 2023 takes place from 15 through 18 June. For the 26th time, the Stenehei festival venue in Dessel will rock to its foundations! True to form, the line-up will burst at the seams with the best of a variety of metal genres: from hardcore to hard rock, from black metal to thrash, from punk to metalcore and tons more. GMM2023 is the metal high mass of the year no metalhead can afford to miss. The countdown has started!
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