The Farm Aid festival organized by Willie Nelson reveals the program of the virtual festival for the 35th anniversary that we can see live
Willie Nelson’s annual benefit concert for farmworkers, Farm Aid, will take place in 2020, albeit virtually. The poster has been announced for the 35th anniversary edition of the charity event run by Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young y Dave Matthews.
This year’s concert is called Farm Aid 2020 on the Road. The festival’s virtual roster includes country music artists such as Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, and Margo Price; In addition to that, performances by Nelson, Mellencamp, Young and Matthews will also be part of the event.
Other scheduled artists include Bonnie Raitt with Boz Scaggs, Edie Brickell with Charlie Sexton, Jack Johnson, Jon Batiste, Kelsey Waldon, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Nathaniel Rateliff, Particle Kid, The Record Company, Valerie June and The War. & Treaty. This is the complete poster:
Farm Aid 2020 will be carried out through a three-hour live broadcast, which will be seen from the comfort of home, on September 26 from 8 pm ET (3 am on the 27th Spanish time). Additional artists will be added to the lineup prior to the show, with updates available on FarmAid.org and on social media.
During Farm Aid 2020, Nelson and company will not shy away from the circumstances that prevent the event from taking place publicly; in fact, the county music legend says he will use the opportunity to shed light on the importance of farms during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
“This pandemic and so many other challenges have revealed how essential family farmers and ranchers are to the future of our planet,” explains Nelson, according to Billboard. “Farm Aid 2020 will give the entire country the opportunity to learn about the important work of farmers and how they are contributing to our well-being.”
The Farm Aid 2020 on the Road livestream is free and will be available through the organization’s website and Farm Aid YouTube channel, on AXS TV and elsewhere.