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26 July 2022

Sheryl Crow And Chris Stapleton Join Farm Aid Line-Up

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Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton have joined the line-up of Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid, due to take place 24 September in Walnut Creek, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Other acts confirmed to be making an appearance at the event include Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, John Mellencamp, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real, Allison Russell, Charley Crockett, Brittney Spencer and Particle Kid. Proceeds from the annual benefit concert will support family farms.

Farm Aid board member Neil Young will again be absent from the Farm Aid bill after missing last year. Young recently responded to a letter from a fan on his website saying, “I will not be at Farm Aid this year. I am not ready for that yet. I don’t think it is safe in the pandemic,” adding, “I miss it very much.” In previous years Young’s set at the festival has been one of the must-see moments.

Farm Aid say the festival “will showcase how farmers are leading the way to mitigate climate change by sharing their stories on the Farm Aid stage and throughout the event”.

Wille Nelson added: “I’ve always said that family farmers strengthen us all. Farmers in North Carolina, across the Southeast, and all over the country are growing solutions to our toughest challenges, including climate change. We’re bringing Farm Aid here to highlight their hard work and celebrate the ways we can all join farmers to help.”

“Everywhere we go, we hear from festivalgoers that there’s nothing quite like the Farm Aid experience,” said Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar. “Farmers and eaters are inspired and empowered at the intersection of music and family farm food to support the source of our food — family farmers — and to join farmers in fighting for our soil and water.”

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