Farm Aid is heading to East Troy, Wisconsin as organizers have announced its 2019 lineup. The one-day festival will take place on September 21st and boasts quite a lineup. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews are set to play along with Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, and Particle Kid. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10 AM Central time. Fans can purchase tickets here.
According to the Brooklyn Vegan, Mellencamp issued a statement about the festival, stating “We’re bringing Farm Aid to the heartland because we need to show the country what’s happening to the people who grow our food and take care of our soil and water,” said John Mellencamp in a statement. “We want family farmers to know that we won’t let them go down without a fight. And neither should you — farmers need us, and we need farmers.” This will be the first year the festival will be in East Troy, Wisconsin.
2019 will also mark the festival’s 34th year and has included many legendary artists and bands over the years including Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, and Lucinda Williams to name a few. Last year’s lineup included Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, and Sturgill Simpson. Hopefully, festival headliner, Neil Young won’t get his speakers turned off this time around.
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