He helped to breathe new life into a historic textile mill in the heart of Leeds.
But Dan Blackledge and his business partner Mark Newton are branching out their creative talents into the European festival scene.
The duo, who are the brains behind Leeds-based events company Sound Channel, transformed the 19th century Canal Mills into a new multi-arts and music venue last year.
And now the ambitious pair have revealed their plans to start up a new music festival in Croatia.
They have already released tickets for their third three-day dance and electro Hideout Festival, in Croatia, but they are hoping to put themselves on the map with their latest venture.
Promoter Dan said: “Hideout Festival has just gone through the roof and we sold thousands of tickets in November.
“There is a big Leeds following at the festival.
“What I can tell you is that we have got another festival lined up in the north of Croatia. We will be promoting various styles of music including electro, techno and Indie.
“We always wanted to get into festivals.”
Chart sensations Chase and Status and Pendulum will headline the Hideout Festival this summer. Dan and Mark have also bagged international electronic music heavyweight Seth Troxler and Julio Bashmore.
The pair will release more details of their newest venture later this year.
Sound Channel are still hoping to nurture home-grown talent in the newly-renovated Canal Mills, in Armley.
They are set to work with local artists and collectives to create a vibrant new space that will connect with the regional heritage of the iconic building.
Leeds College of Art will host their fashion show in the Mills and theatre groups are utilising the space.
Dan hopes that the venue will be used for live music events to showcase Yorkshire’s talent.
He added: “We’re going to be doing more live music and that’s when you can start to help the community in terms of music.”