Huw Stephens to present Other Voices stage on Friday of Electric Picnic
We are delighted to announce our three presenters for our OV area over the weekend of Electric Picnic will be Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) on Friday, Dylan Haskins (OV/The Guardian / Soundings Culture Podcast) on Saturday and Philip King (RTE Radio/Other Voices) on Sunday.
We are particularly pleased to be welcoming Huw Stephens, into the Other Voices fold, to present on Friday the 29th. Huw is a broadcaster and Dj, with a huge passion for new music, here's a few words from the man himself about being involved with OV:
“I am super excited to be at Electric Picnic with Other Voices for the first time, and am looking forward to taking in the amazing line up! I play new music on BBC Radio 1, so to be hanging out for the day at this amazing festival with the wonderful Other Voices folk sounds like a dream!”
Huw Stephens presents on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday nights at midnight and Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. Huw's passion for discovering and championing new music was spotted when at 17 he joined Radio 1 for its Nations output to reflect the music scene in Wales. Huw ran his own record label and writes regularly for various publications. He became a national presenter on Radio 1 as frontman of the OneMusic show in 2005. Huw also runs his own live music nights in London as well as hosting his weekly BBC Introducing Radio 1 podcast; more outlets for the new music he champions. His shows have been broadcast from South by South West in Texas, Sonar in Barcelona and Green Man in Crickhowell. Huw has travelled to Reykjavik, New Zealand, Nashville, Los Angeles and Manchester to seek out and reflect the new music in these places.
Huw has been nominated twice for a Bafta Cymru award in the Best On Screen Presenter category for S4C music programme Bandit. He also regularly presents a twice weekly show on BBC Radio Cymru and presents television programmes for BBC Wales.
Huw also has his own festival, the Swn festival in Cardiff that happens in venues across the city with local promoters and the best new bands playing.
Huw maintains a busy diary DJing and compering at gigs, clubs and festivals, including hosting the Radio 1 and Main stage at the Reading Festival, as well as curating his own stage at the Latitude Festival.