Huw Stephens has championed new music on BBC Radio 1 since the age of 17, when he joined the station to reflect the music scene in Wales and become its youngest ever presenter.
An authority on up-and-coming music, Huw co-founded the Sŵn Festival in Cardiff, and hosts his own live music nights in London, as well as being a regular contributor to 6Music and a hosts a monthly show on new music on BBC World Service. He organises the Welsh Music Prize, recognising the albums made by Welsh artists.
He became a national presenter on Radio 1 in 2005, fronting the OneMusic show and his career within the station has grown to include his weekly BBC Introducing podcast and a regular show slot of 10pm – 1am, Monday – Wednesday, where he now broadcasts.
Huw has been nominated twice for a Bafta Cymru award in the best On Screen Presenter category for his S4C music programme, Bandit. Also a passionate advocate of Welsh talent, Huw presents a weekly show on BBC Radio Cymru and regularly presents from Glastonbury Festival on BBC 2, and Other Voices on Irish television RTE.
Huw, no stranger to large audiences, DJ’s and comperes at national events including the Reading Festival, Radio 1’s Big Weekend as well as curating his own stage at Latitude Festival.
Huw will set the tone at Llanfest 2017, Sunday 9th July, treating audiences to a mix of new music and classic hits before Reverend and The Makers and Manic Street Preachers, one of his favourite bands, take to the stage.