Festival of The Stone 2019
As the dust settles after our Festival of the Stone on Saturday 8 June, we’re excited to announce a donation of $10,520 to the Mullumbimby District Neighbourhood Centre via our national not-for-profit, the inGrained Foundation.
An annual celebration of music, beer and community, Festival of the Stone is our biggest fundraiser for the year whereby we donate the event’s profits to a chosen local charity.
This year, we were thrilled to be fundraising for the Mullum District Neighbourhood Centre (MDNC), an incorporated not-for-profit providing community welfare services, including legal advice, referral, women’s services, parent support and community meals, to people in Mullumbimby and its surrounds. Its team and volunteers are acknowledged for their tireless response to the 2017 Northern Rivers floods.
MDNC acting manager Leseera Kai said the donation would provide a sustained boost to the centre’s work and recognition.
“Being picked to receive donations from Festival of the Stone this year is a boost to our organisation; not only for the dollars but also for the recognition of our amazing team’s hard work and dedication,” Leseera said. “The impact of this donation will continue to ripple through our organisation and community long after the dollars have been spent.”
We congratulate the MDNC for its ongoing hard work in the Northern Rivers and look forward to hearing about how the inGrained Foundation’s donation will strengthen their impact in our community.
Alongside the donation, Festival of the Stone was a huge success again this year. The first event inside our new spiritual home, we packed out our new site with food trucks, our dedicated kids’ area Malt Disney and Bonnie, Clyde and Trevor, our beer-pouring caravan and trucks.
A year for firsts, we were stoked to welcome an all-female ticket of headliners to the Festival main stage, with soul queen Lisa Hunt, internationally recognised producer Alice Ivy and up-and-coming pop-punk artist Alex Lahey keeping the dancefloor full and lively throughout the night.
Inside the brewery, 28-man ‘Russian’ choir from Mullumbimby Dustyesky entertained the afternoon festival-goers with several Russian ballads bellowed from the second-storey balcony across the Tasting Room, while a handful of epic live DJs pulled crowds to another stage among the brewing tanks until late.
Every year, Festival of the Stone also sparks a wonderful start to winter with the tapping of our seasonal limited Stone Beer release – a decadently dark woodfired porter brewed with hot stones. Stone Beer is currently on sale around Australia, on tap and in bottles.
Though, perhaps what we love most about the Festival is the way it brings our community together in support of a local charity dedicated the social wellbeing of our region. Thank you to everyone attended and supported an amazing Festival of the Stone – you are the ones that made this donation possible!
Check out photos from the night below.