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September 1, 2016
Farm Aid Invites Fans to Connect Through the Official 2016 Festival App
Ian Mellencamp Joins the Lineup for Farm Aid 2016 Coming to the DMV on Sept. 17
Bristow, Va. — Farm Aid announced today the release of the official Farm Aid 2016 festival mobile app, which is now available for iPhone and Android devices. The organization also confirmed that rising songwriter and psych-rock artist Ian Mellencamp will join the lineup for its annual music and food festival, which will take place at Jiffy Lube Live on Sept. 17.
Attendees can access the entire Farm Aid experience through the official Farm Aid 2016 mobile app, now available for iPhone and Android devices. Fans can view the entire Farm Aid 2016 schedule and add artists, workshops and artist briefings to make their own personalized schedule for the day. To download the app today, visit: www.farmaid.org/app.
Ian Mellencamp, who was recently featured in The New York Times and released his sophomore EP, “Free AF” this month, joins the already star-studded Farm Aid 2016 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs Robots.
Tickets to Farm Aid 2016 are available for purchase at Livenation.com, the venue box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Individual ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50. There are a limited number of 4-packs still available for $148.50.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $50 million to help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.
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**Editors and Producers Note: Advance credentials are required for all media to attend Farm Aid 2016. Please visit farmaid.org/media by Thursday, Sept. 8, to apply. Media can download official Farm Aid photos and videos at farmaid.org/media.**