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Festival Line-up Announced

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This year's Farm Aid festival is planned for September 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York...

Farm Aid is an annual fundraising concert for farming communities launched in 1985, to assist recession-hit American farmers who were struggling with mortgage debt back then...

The original concert featured Bob Dylan, BB King, and other American music icons, raising over nine million dollars for America's family farmers...

Since then the organisers have grown the event into a non-profit organisation that helps farmers all year round with grants and advocacy support, promoting organic, local and sustainable farming...

What's more, the Farm Aid not-for-profit is now part of an international movement that questions industrial farming methods...

However, its annual rock and food festival remains its landmark fundraising fixture and has now generated over 43 million USD over the years for its agricultural causes...

This year’s concert also features Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors and Willie Nelson...

Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 are on sale June 28, with all artists appearing for free to promote the non-profit’s causes...

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