Stephen has been the Festival Director of June Fest since 2018. As a Newbridge native, he has been active in the community since a young age. His passion for art and music has been a driving force behind many events and projects. He has worked with Festival Republic on large scale events, such as Electric Picnic, to much smaller productions with Broken Home Events.
Stephen has an honours degree in Fine Art from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and recently completed a certificate in Community Development & Leadership at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is a founding member of the Kildare Art Collective which provides local artists with a support network in their professional development while also creating opportunities to promote their artwork. Stephen recently joined the events and festivals sector of the Newbridge Community Development group.