Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell offers once in a lifetime experience in aid of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice

25 October 2018

DEF Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell will make two fans’ dreams come true this December when the world-famous rock band arrives in Belfast.

The Belfast-born rock star, who has just performed to over one million fans during a US stadium tour with Def Leppard, is donating the ‘experience’ to raise funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, of which he is an Ambassador.

Def Leppard, who are likely to be inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, will perform at the SSE Arena in Belfast on December 2.

Campbell, whose career has seen him play with rock legends Whitesnake and Dio, is offering two fans the chance to enjoy lunch with him at the new Grand Central Hotel in Belfast, stay two nights in the city and meet Def Leppard among other gifts which are currently being bid for online. The once in a lifetime experience can only be won in an auction hosted by GIVERGY.COM

Campbell, 55, became a Northern Ireland Hospice Ambassador earlier this year, supporting the palliative care charity which cares for more than 3,500 adults and children every year.

Northern Ireland Hospice CEO Heather Weir said: “Vivian Campbell has offered Def Leppard fans a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, a chance to meet and spend time with a rock legend in our beautiful city. It will be an experience to cherish for life. 

“Vivian is a wonderful Ambassador for Northern Ireland Hospice – open to discovering new ways to support us and raise awareness of the care services we provide for children and adults. This is something we are all excited about.”

In 2013, Campbell was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and openly discussed his treatment with patients when he made a private visit to Northern Ireland Hospice in November 2017.

He said: “I’ve always considered myself to be blessed in my music career and it makes me proud that an organisation such as Northern Ireland Hospice recognise this and have asked that I represent what they do.

“I have personal experience too with my battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and I can empathise with patients and families on their journeys. Northern Ireland Hospice is a wonderful organisation that I am happy to support and highlight the palliative care services it provides.”

At the December 2 show in Belfast, Def Leppard will perform their global success album Hysteria in full. The album, first released in 1987, has sold over 30-million copies and includes huts such as Pour Some Sugar on Me, Love Bites, Animal and Hysteria. It is one of the most successful rock albums of all time.

The winning bidder will also get a signed Def Leppard vinyl boxset, two tour t-shirts, a photo with the band and a chance to attend the sound-check and have a song played for them.

To see the auction and bid, visit: Vivian Campbell's Def Leppard Experience -


Vivian Campbell's Def Leppard Experience for Northern Ireland Children's Hospice