Farm Aid 2012 Details Confirmed
Last week we revealed below the initial plans for the 2012 version of Farm Aid. Today the benefit announced the full lineup as well as the date and location for the event.
Taking place on September 22 in Hershey, Pennsylvania at Hersheypark Stadium, the bill for Farm Aid will feature Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young and the Survivors and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real.
Farm Aid 2012 Trailer
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Get ready Pennsylvania, Farm Aid is coming to your doorstep this September. With the first details released, comes the location of the 2012 version of the annual benefit concert. The exact location was not released nor was the exact date for this year’s event.
Organized in 1985 by John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson (with Dave Matthews coming on board in 2001), Farm Aid’s goal is to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Since its inception, the non-profit organization has raised over $39 million “to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.” Check out the Farm Aid website for the full details of their mission.
John Mellencamp – Pink Houses
(Live at Farm Aid 2011)
As for the concert, a presale launches on July 9 in addition to the announcement of the lineup. You can be sure Nelson, Mellencamp, Young and Matthews will all perform at the event, as they do every year.
Check back with SeatGeek next week as the full details for Farm Aid 2012 are revealed.
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