Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis ropes in some of his favourite bands for the Cardiff fundraiser...

COLDPLAY, ASH, TOPLOADER and REEF have been been announced to play the inaugural FARM AID concert at CARDIFF’s MILLENNIUM STADIUM on October 27.

More acts will be announced for the 50,000 capacity event in the coming weeks, with Morcheeba

already mooted.

The Farm Aid show is a fundraiser for farmers and communities affected by the Foot & Mouth epidemic. Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis, himself a farmer, is the man behind the show.

“On the farming front, the new minister of farming has visited Worthy Farm to discuss the various crises concerning farmers,” he said. “I made the point made by lots of musicians and young people about the things that farmers can do for themselves to gain the public confidence we need. I see this concert as not only a fundraiser for lots of desperate farmers affected by foot and mouth but as a new beginning in terms of environmental and sustainable policies for farming for the future.”

As previously revealed on NME.COM, Glastonbury Festival will return next year. Coldplay, Radiohead, The Strokes and Rod Stewart are amongst the names set to feature.