From25 May 2019to26 May 2019


Lagwagon is a punk rock band from Goleta, California, US that was an integral part of the punk scene in the ‘90s. Although the band never achieved mainstream success, they did gain a cult following and helped reshape the punk scene with many notable bands such as Green Day and Rancid.

Vocalist Joey Cape, guitarists Chris Flippin and Shawn Dewey, bassist Jesse Buglione, and drummer Derrick Plourde formed Lagwagon in 1990 and shortly after their formation they signed a record deal with Fat Mike’s record label, Fat Wreck Chords. Their debut album “Duh” was released in 1992 and was produced by Fat Mike. Although the album did not place on the charts it was considered a huge success for Fat Wreck Chords and is considered by critics to be one of the most influential punk albums of the ‘90s.

Lagwagon’s second studio album “Trashed” was one of their most successful albums to date. It was released in 1994 during the same year that Green Day released “Dookie” and The Offspring released “Smash”. During this time Lagwagon had the chance to sign with several major labels, but they turned down the offers to stay on Fat Wreck Chords. In 1995 the band released their third album “Hoss”, which was followed by a world tour and then the departure of drummer Derrick Plourde and guitarist Shaun Dewey. The band’s next album “Double Plaidinum” was released in 1997 and reached the No. 20 position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Ken Stringfellow filled in for Dewey’s absence on guitars and Dave Raun would fill in on drums after Plourde’s departure. The band’s fifth album “Let’s Talk About Feelings” was released in 1998 and received critical praise from such publications as “Pitchfork”. Some of the songs from the album were also featured in films like “Jacob’s Ladder” and “Welcome To The Dollhouse”.

After the release of “Let’s Talk About Feelings,” the band took a brief hiatus to work on side projects. In 2000 Joey Cape formed the band Bad Astronaut with former Lagwagon drummer Derrick Plourde. Bad Astronaut followed a musical style close to the alternative rock and featured highly emotive and personal lyrics. After Lagwagon’s hiatus came to an end they released the album “Blaze” in 2003. The album showed the band continuing with their typical sound of pop-punk and melodic hardcore music.

After the band released their 2005 album “Resolve”, the band would go on hiatus again with Joey Cape pursuing a solo career where he would release two solo albums. In 2010 bassist Jesse Buglione officially announced his departure from Lagwagon and would be replaced by Joe Raposo. The band began touring again in 2012 and in 2014 they released their first studio album in 9 years, which was called “Hang”. The album would go on to reach the No. 95 position on the Billboard 200 chart.

Lagwagon is known for their energetic performances and has toured all over North America, Asia, and Europe. The band has also played several festivals like Vans Warped Tour as well as has toured with notable bands like Dead To Me, Useless ID, and The Flatliners.

Saturday 25 May 2019


Slam Dunk Festival 2019

Temple Newsam Park, Leeds, UK


Sunday 26 May 2019


Slam Dunk Festival (Hatfield) 2019

Hatfield House, Hatfield, UK

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