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September 26, 2023

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Held at Stone & Wood’s Byron Bay brewery, The Beautiful Girls head up a musical lineup that spans two stages and celebrates a night of community coming together, with all profits from the event going to Byron charity, Fletcher Street Cottage. 

Joining them on the bill are Crocodylus, Bullhorn, Billy Otto, and Smokey Cake, with DJs Casimir, Mase, Reiflex, Cashew, Numbers, Richie Carter and the Club Raiders DJs crushing beats from the Brew Deck stage inside.

The region’s finest food trucks will be lining up with toasty treats to keep you dancing, and the pride of the festival – Stone & Wood’s dark porter, Stone Beer – will be pouring for the first time in 2023. Also flowing over the bars will be all your Stone & Wood favourites, as well as a selection of Sunly Seltzers, Little Dragon Ginger Beer and a range of non-alc options. 

A family-friendly festival, Malt Disney – a children’s activity space – returns, giving parents and kids the chance to kick up their heels. And for those feeling lucky, a huge raffle for Fletcher Street Cottage will be making the rounds.

As part of their commitment to their local community, Stone & Wood are thrilled to be working with the incredible people from Fletcher St Cottage again. A specialist homelessness service in the heart of Byron, the Fletcher Street team provide a welcoming and safe space for the region’s growing homeless and rough sleeping population. 

Held for the first time in 2014 at their Boronia St Brewery, Festival of the Stone began as a celebration of the release of Stone Beer. Back again in a limited release, Stone Beer 2023 is set to warm your winter cockles for another year. 

With the announcement of this event, Stone & Wood would like to acknowledge they will be coming together on Bundjalung Country and pay their respects to the local Arakwal people and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present. 

Head to www.eventbrite.com.au to secure your spot at Byron’s favourite neighbourhood block party. For more Festival of the Stone news and updates, head to www.stoneandwood.com.au and Stone & Wood’s social media channels.

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