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Annual event is launched by John Mellencamp

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John Mellencamp has launched this year’s Farm Aid and revealed some of the artists who will perform at the benefit show on September 20.

Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson, who are all on the board of directors for Farm Aid, have all agreed to perform at the annual concert.

More acts will be revealed soon, last year’s show in New York saw artists such as The Allman Brothers Band and Counting Crows perform at the money-raising show.

Farm Aid raises money and supports farmers, the organisation has so far raised over $30 million since the first show in 1985.

The 2008 event will be held in Massachusetts for the first time, and Mellencamp explained the decision saying: “New England was built on the strength of independent family farmers, “We can honor that independent spirit by joining Farm Aid to grow the movement that is changing the way all of America eats.”

Tickets for Farm Aid will go on sale on July 28.

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