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Farm Aid 2018 Announces Initial Lineup, Taps Neil Young, Kacey Musgraves To Perform

 

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Neil Young, Dave Matthews, and Kacey Musgraves are only some of the great musicians who will headline the 2018 Farm Aid festival in Connecticut.

A few days before tickets are scheduled to go on sale, organizers of the event have unveiled the star-studded lineup who will perform at the annual charity show.

2018 Farm Aid Musical Guests

Other performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Particle Kid, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Additional artists are expected to be announced in the weeks to come.

The Farm Aid president and founder reiterated in a statement the important role that farmers play in the society.

"Family farmers are the backbone of our country," Nelson explained. "But today, they are endangered. Whether we live in cities like Hartford or the rural areas of New England, each of us has the power to create positive, lasting change in our farm and food system and strengthen farm families to help them stay on the land for generations to come."

Mellencamp, a board member, echoed the statement and said that there are far fewer farms in the United States.

"They have a whole system stacked against them, and time is running out for Americans to demand a fairer playing field," he added. "Farm Aid 2018 has to be a rallying cry for all of us to stand up and fight for these families."

Tickets for 2018 Farm Aid ranges from $54.50 to $279.50. Tickets will go on sale on June 29, Friday, but fans can reserve their slot as early as June 26, Tuesday, at 10 a.m by acquiring presale passes.

Farm Aid 2018 will take place at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut on Sept. 22.

#WednesdayWisdom from Farm Aid co-founder and board member Neil Young.Posted by Farm Aid on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Farm Aid History

The first Farm Aid took place in 1985 in Illinois. Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crowe, and many other music icons have previously played at the annual charity event benefiting family farms in the United States. This year marks the concert for a cause's 33rd year and the first time that it will be held in Connecticut.

Billboard reported that the organization has so far raised more than $53 million for grants in order to help farmers and advocate on their behalf. In line with its mission, Farm Aid also make sure to partner with companies that aims to help family farmers across the country.

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