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Make Tracks To Byron Bay For This Epic Music Festival Held In A Brewery

By Morgan Reardon
20th May 2021

JK-47 wearing a pink hat, holds his hands up to the camera, blocking part of his face.

Amazing news: Festival Of The Stone is back for 2021 and heads up, tickets will sell out real quick.

For those who aren’t familiar, this epic festival comes to us from beer legends Stone & Wood—that’s right, music and beer had a lovechild and so Festival Of The Stone was born.

Kicking off at 5pm, Saturday 5 June, and lasting into the wee hours, you’ll rock out to epic live music with a cold bevvy in hand at the brewery’s 1160-square-metre Byron Bay digs. 

Headlining Byron’s biggest neighbourhood block party is Bundjalung indigenous, hip-hop MC, JK-47. Hailing from the Northern Rivers, JK-47 first came to the nation’s attention in 2020 when material from his debut album, Made For This, saw him named as one of triple j Unearthed’s best new artists. Recently, his Like A Version cover of 2Pac’s Changes lit up triple j’s switchboard and cemented his place as one of the country’s most exciting new hip hop talents. So yeah, you’re going to want to see him blow up that stage live. 

Joining JK-47 on the festival line-up is indie-pop crew Seaside; Byron underground DJ Dan Musgrave aka Casimir; The Hombres, a mix of well-matched musos with members moonlighting from other bands such as Flight Facilities and Grinspoon; streetfunk, disco and electro boogie house, The Booty Affair; as well as Club Raiders DJs, DJ Cashew and Richie Carter.

As well all of your Stone & Wood favourites, there will also be Sunly Seltzers and new kid on the block, Little Dragon ginger beer to keep you hydrated throughout the night. But make sure you save room for the king of all beers, Stone & Wood’s seasonal, limited release Stone Beer. Brewed with hot stones from a woodfire, Stone Beer pays homage to brewing ancestors across Europe, who stone-brewed their beer from as early as the 7th century. Perfect for a winter’s night, the hot stones lend a rich caramel flavour to the beer, complementing the hints of coffee and dark chocolate.

And don’t worry, there’s also a slew of tasty food trucks rolling up to keep you fed throughout your dance marathon. You can smash drool-worthy eats from the likes of Gunter’s Flammkuchen, JR’s Smokehouse BBQ and 100 Mile Table’s, The Canteen.  

And one of our favourite parts about the whole festival? A portion of your ticket price will go towards Stone & Wood’s national not-for-profit inGrained Foundation which supports grassroots environmental and social charities in the the Byron Bay area. 

General tickets are now on sale and will set you back just $36 (plus booking fee and includes a tasting of Stone & Wood’s seasonal limited Stone Beer. This baby sells out every year so fire up the group chat and get that Byron vacay in the works.

THE DETAILS

What: Festival Of Stone
Where: Stone & Wood Brewery, 100 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay

When: Saturday 5 June, 5pm til late
Cost: $36 plus booking fee
To book,
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Image Credit: Supplied 

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