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JACK WHITE TO HEADLINE FARM AID 2014

Jack White has signed on to headline this year's Farm Aid benefit in Raleigh, North Carolina. According to Rolling Stone, he will be joining board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews who are also set to take the stage.

Nelson, who is Farm Aid's president, said in a statement, "In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system. On the Farm Aid stage Saturday, September 13, we'll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they're growing for all of us."

Other acts performing this year include: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots.

Tickets go on sale on August 1st.

The first Farm Aid was held in 1985 and was inspired by comments that Bob Dylan made during his Live Aid performance. It has been held every year except for 1988 and 1991.

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