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2012-06-01 16:27
 
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Cape Town – Oppikoppi organisers announced on Friday that US band Eagles of Death Metal will be performing at this year's festival.

Oppikoppi posted the following on their Facebook page: "Something nice before the weekend as the Oppikoppi Sweet Thing 9+10+11 Aug 2012 line-up gets thicker by the day (and we're not even halfway yet). The Californian cult heroes Eagles Of Death Metal will be joining our little party."

Eagles of Death Metal will be joining headlining UK band Bullet For My Valentine at the festival which is taking place from 9 - 11 August on the outskirts of the small town of Northam in the Limpopo province.

The 18th anniversary of the Oppikoppi festival will run with the theme "Sweet Thing".

Eagles of Death Metal consist of Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, who is also famous for being the founding member and lead singer for rock band Queens of the Stone Age.

Not metal at all

Although their name suggests otherwise, they are not a metal band at all.

In a 2003 interview Homme described the sound of the band as a combination of "bluegrass slide guitar mixed with stripper drum beats and canned heat vocals."

The band is best known for songs such as I Want You So Hard, Wannabe In LA and I Got A Feelin.

Also confirmed for this year's festival: P.H.fat, Black Handed Kites, Lonehill Estate, The Graeme Watkins Project, Dance You're on Fire, Shadowclub and Planet Joy.

Tickets for the festival cost R700 from the Oppikoppi Facebook page, R750 at Ticketbreak.co.za and R600 when bought through the Standard Bank youth portal.

Watch the band's video for I Want You So Hard here:



- Channel24

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