Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson to perform

John Mellencamp has unveiled the main acts in the line-up for Farm Aid 2008, set to take place September 20.

The event will be held for the first time in Mansfield, MA and will see performances by Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Mellencamp commented on the decision to hold the event in Massachusetts saying:

New England was built on the strength of independent family farmers, “We can honor that independent spirit by joining Farm Aid to grow the movement that is changing the way all of America eats.”

Farm Aid promotes programmes that support food from family farms and farmers. Over $30 million has been raised for the cause since Farm Aid’s inception in 1985.

The show will be held at the Comcast Arena in Mansfield. Tickets go on sale July 28 via Ticketmaster.

–By our New York staff.

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