It has only been five years since the Stones Corner Festival launched, unleashing a day of food and music on the inner east; however it has swiftly become one of the city's must-attend street fests. With the 2018 event fast approaching, they've announced the first taste of things to come on May 6. And, like last year, it comes local legends and a beer garden. In fact, the latter was such a hit when it was introduced in 2017, that this year it's going to be even bigger.
Leading the music lineup is Custard, once more turning the festival into a celebration of one of the city's best and longest-running bands. They'll be joined by The Mavis's as part of a 20th anniversary reunion tour celebrating their ARIA-nominated 1998 album Pink Pills, plus Screamfeeder, Diana Anaid, Shag Rock, Eliza & The Delusionas and The Brains Trust, with others set to be added before the event.
As for that huge outdoor drinking area on the corner of Logan and Old Cleveland roads, expect it bring together a host of yet-to-be-revealed breweries and wineries. Food trucks, market stalls, a petting zoo and a range of activities will round out what's shaping up to be another great — and free — day out, all on a Sunday that's oh-so-conveniently before a public holiday.
Image: Stones Corner Festival.