Sunday is fast-approaching, and many of us are sporting Larry Craig Bathroom Boners in anticipation of what our favorite football teams will look like on the field this season. For many New Yorkers, though, the scene will not be Giants Stadium or a comfortable six-man couch with a table full of junk: It’ll be Randall’s Island, which hosts Farm Aid for the first time in its 22-year history.
But if you’re like me and choosing football over music, or if you’re just outside the tri-state area and can’t make it to the event, XM’s got your back:
For the third year in a row, XM will be the only place to hear radio coverage of Farm Aid, the annual music festival to benefit America’s family farmers. XM’s new channel “XMX” (XM2) and deep classic rock channel “Deep Tracks” (XM 40) will be on-site in Randalls Island, NY to broadcast live from Farm Aid 2007 on Sunday, September 9, featuring performances from Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, and XM’s own Willie Nelson, among others. XM’s live coverage for Farm Aid 2007 kicks off Sunday, September 9 at 4pm ET on XM 2 and XM 40.
In advance of the live broadcast, beginning Saturday XM will be airing “Farm Aid Radio,” featuring some of the best performances from past Farm Aid concerts along with interview segments and songs by the artists headlining this years’ Farm Aid. The broadcast begins Saturday, September 8 at 12 midnight ET on XM 2.