Legendary Canadian rocker Neil Young will headline 2013 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic in Dundas, Ont.
The event celebrates the importance of Ontario's Greenbelt, local farmers, art, the outdoors and the eat-local movement. According to the event's website Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Whitehorse, Trixie Whitley and Rocco DeLuca are also scheduled to perform.
The picnic was conceived by Lanois and his agent and friend J.P. Gauthier, both from the Hamilton area.
Young's performance with Crazy Horse is part of the Alchemy Tour which began in 2012. The Harvest Picnic is the only scheduled date for Young with Crazy Horse in southern Ontario in 2013.
"It is a great honour to have Neil Young & Crazy Horse join us for what will be an historic event for this region," Gauthier announced on the website. "Fans can expect high quality sound, food and art in the most beautiful and intimate outdoor venue around."
This year's festival will be the third annual event. Both Lanois and Harris have performed in the previous two festivals. Lanois said, "As I look at this year’s lineup for the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, I can say that my dream has come true. I’m surrounded by artists who I love, many of whom I’ve made records with. This year’s Harvest is truly a homecoming."
The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic takes place August 31 at the Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas. More performers will be announced in the next few weeks. Tickets go on sale June 1 at 10 a.m.