This past Saturday, the festival of the Stone was back in Byron Bay which each year celebrates the limited release of the winter Stone Beer. Fletcher Street Cottage are due to receive all of the profits.

Credit: Stone & Wood

A Good Cause

Fletcher Street Cottage is a drop-in centre for people at risk of becoming homeless and those that already are. It also helps people affected by the recent flood events.
The cottage has been closed for five years due to a lack of funding, making this event ever more so important. People could give to the organization by purchasing their tickets and entering raffles. Last year, the festival supported the inGrained Foundation, Stone & Wood’s own foundation.

A Stellar Lineup

The Delta Riggs | Credit: The Echo

On stage during the event were the Delta Riggs, a band from Melbourne, Australia, with a British Punk sound. They were accompanied across two stages by Death by Denim, Drop Legs, South Summit, Holly Tapp, and a lineup of local DJs.

The Festival

The festival isn’t just about the music but also about great food and, of course, fresh beer provided by Stone and Wood. 100 Mile Table provided food along with carts and trucks by A Chef’s Pocket, Gunter’s Flammkuchen, Shoza Gyoza, Italian gelato from Benilato, and coffee from Fern Vintage Van.

A Warm Welcome to All

An area created specifically for kids called Malt Disney was also back. It ran from 3-7 pm, allowing young guests to experience workshops, arts and crafts, and garden games. There was also a clown and face painting. Clearly, any guests could have plenty of fun, no matter their age!

The festival of the Stone has now become a yearly tradition that is always sold out. It brings the community of Byron Bay together for a good cause. It is an event with good music and good food that celebrates a staple of the region, Stone & Wood Brewing Co. If you’ve missed it this year, we strongly recommend checking it out next year!

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