Having begun his career with BBC Radio 1's new regional output at the age of 17, it wasn’t long before Huw set a record for being the youngest ever Radio 1 presenter. As a fluent Welsh speaker, Huw made a name for himself presenting the Wales opt-out alongside fellow presenter Bethan Elfyn. Given his success in broadcasting, it wasn’t long before Huw’s talents would see him broadcast nationally. Having gained a position as a replacement for the legendary John Peel, Huw played an important role in continuing Peel’s legacy alongside fellow DJ’s Ras Kwame and Rob da Bank.
His success as a radio broadcaster has since seen him take up broadcasting duties during one of the most sought-after time slots, presenting the coveted 22:00-01:00 show on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Huw’s Welsh background and experience in the world of broadcasting have led to him presenting his very own Byd Huw Stephens, a long-running evening show for Wales' BBC Radio Cymru. Apart from his success as a Radio Cymru presenter, Huw has also made various appearances for television, having presented Bandit, a Welsh-language television show which showcased some of the most notable musical talents in the country.
His unrelenting support for bringing public attention to talented musical acts has also seen him release his very own music compilation via London’s Wichita Recordings, a release which featured acts such as Dinosaur Pile-Up, Young Fathers, Banjo or Freakout and Gold Panda. A true champion of emerging musical acts, Huw’s support for musical talent has seen him take up a prominent position as the curator for the Introducing Stage, showcasing up and coming musical acts at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, T In The Park, Reading and Leeds Festivals and Glastonbury.
Apart from his work for other festivals, Huw has also found success as the founder of Cardiff’s Sŵn, a festival that brings a vast number of musical acts together for performances in venues throughout the city of Cardiff. Following its popularity, the event continues to be held annually and has featured a vast array of performers, including Los Campesinos!, Talons, Beirut and The Drums. As a result, Huw’s colourful career in the music industry is set to further cement his position as a powerful asset to music events across the country.