A special Cup Match concert to help farmers is to be held, it was announced yesterday.
Richard Bascome, owner of Westover Farm, said the Farm Aid event would be “the beginning” of a movement to highlight the contribution of the agricultural sector to the island.
Mr Bascome added: “We’re hoping that Farm Aid will be an institution that is doing more things in the community and basically supporting the farmers and farm initiatives.”
He said that proceeds from the event on August 2 would be put towards the island’s farming industry.
He added that a general charity to promote farming was in the planning stages.
Mr Bascome said: “It will be a charity that is basically doing what this show is beginning to do in a small way — raising awareness.”
He said that a gap had opened between farmers and the public.