Willie Nelson Enlists Neil Young and Dave Matthews for Virtual Farm Aid Festival
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To raise funds for farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 'At Home With Farm Aid' concert will also feature performances by Nelson's sons, Lucas and Micah, as well as John Mellencamp.

AceShowbiz - Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews will be leading the weekend livestream highlights as they headline the virtual Farm Aid festival.

The hour-long Saturday night (April 11) streaming concert will also feature performances by Nelson's sons, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, and raise funds for farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"At Home With Farm Aid" will air at 8pm EST on AXS TV and the Farm Aid website (https://www.farmaid.org/).

Another big event on the same day is the Hacienda House Party, a 12-hour "stay at home rave" with remote sets by the likes of Roger Sanchez and David Morales, who famously appeared at the iconic Manchester, England venue in its heyday. The action kicks off at 7am ET at https://unitedwestream.co.uk/.

Also performing concerts in isolation on Saturday are singer Ben Folds, who will play live for Patreon subscribers (https://www.patreon.com/BenFolds) at 7pm EST, and reunited rockers American Football, who will top the bill for the virtual Nether Meant Festival (https://elsewither.club/), which will take place within the video game Minecraft from 6pm EST.

For hip-hop heads, rapper/producer RZA (https://www.instagram.com/rza/) will face off with DJ Premier (https://www.instagram.com/djpremier/) at 9pm EST for the latest beat battle in the Instagram Live Verzuz series, launched by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, and dance stars Diplo and Dillon Francis will spin tunes back to back for the Coronanight Fever event at 11pm EST on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO8lgagfl3hp_Q1x9HPdfqw).

Meanwhile, Andrea Bocelli will celebrate Easter Sunday by staging the special Music For Hope concert (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTUOek4LgU) from Italy's historic Duomo di Milano at 1pm EST.

British opera star Alfie Boe will entertain fans for the Royal Albert Home series (https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2020/royal-albert-home-alfie-boe/) from 2.30pm EST, and Diplo will return with his group Major Lazer for a 4pm set on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/maddecentlive/).

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