Our Objective


We provide support services, information, and interventions to festival goers who find themselves in need of assistance. 2 Step works closely with the medical teams on site at events to ensure comprehensive, continuing care to all those who access the on site services.

We are a client centred support team who are on site 24 hours a day to care for service users and ensure their time is both safe and enjoyable. This is what makes us unique within the festival industry, and we hope to broaden our services to other festivals and events operating on these shores and beyond.
About us


2 Step was founded in 2023 to provide support services, information, and interventions to festival goers who find themselves in need of assistance.

Having been contracted to work in welfare services at Life Festival since 2014, CJ has gained valuable experience in all aspects of Event Welfare. These experiences showed CJ the beneficial impact of welfare services for event goers and he set about establishing a dedicated and much needed service to make all aspects of a festival safer and better for those in attendance. As a result, 2 Step was born. 

Our Qualifications


CJ has completed a BA in Social Science, a Diploma in Addiction Studies, ASIST training, BLS & occupational first aid training, and has worked in the field of addiction in Dublin since 2001.

CJ has a passion for music festivals, parties, and sessions which began in the late 90’s after attending his first Homelands Festival in Mosney in 1999. In 2001, CJ began working in the field of addiction, where his compassionate, unbiased and empathic demeanor has allowed him to build a unique rapport with those accessing services, making the experience that much easier for those seeking help. The years of experience he has accumulated from attending and working at festivals, and working with those accessing addiction services has allowed him to support countless individuals navigate their way out of negative situations and turn the experience into a positive one.

Our core philosophy is one of respect, empathy and compassion.


2Step was so good to have at life festival, there was times where me or my friends got a bit spooked out and needed someone to talk to, and they did that perfectly.
Jake - life'23
Best bunch of people they really look after you and care for you, have the laughs and craic too, honestly would trust them with my life. They let me charge my phone and gave me water whenever i wanted some.
Dylon - life'23
This needs to be available at all festivals, the work they're doing is amazing. CJ went out of his way to make sure we were ok and I don’t think I could’ve got through it without him.
Luke - life'23
I’d like to give a special mention to Conor, he is such a calming and helpful person I genuinely don’t think I could have gotten through what was happening without his help.
Abbie - Life'23