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Interview with Hannah Rad, the Host of Red Bull TV’s Festival Broadcasts

Interview with Hannah Rad, the Host of Red Bull TV’s Festival Broadcasts

Hannah Rad

This year’s installment of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is right around the corner. If you cannot attend the spectacle, Red Bull TV and Hannah Rad have you covered.

The 2017 EDC LV live stream will air on Red Bull TVas part of their expanded lineup of festival broadcasts this year.

I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with the host of this years EDC LV live stream, Hannah Rad. Rad is an NYC-based on-air talent, radio host, DJ and producer. Seriously, this chick can do it all. In addition to all of her crazy talents, she boasts an impressive roaster of interviews. Hannah has interviewed Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Desiigner, Rae Sremmurd, Ciara, Steve Aoki, Big Sean, Martin Garrix, Vic Mensa, and more.

Check out our exclusive interview below.

How did you get your start in hosting? Did you ever think you’d be hosting some of the worlds largest music festivals?

Rad: My hosting background comes from a genuine love and appreciation of music; I learned pretty quickly that I couldn’t play instruments so I found a way to be involved otherwise and used to record / film myself as a kid doing fake radio and TV shows! Professionally, I was a radio presenter for many years, talking about all the major festivals as well as interviewing fest performers and breaking artists before making the move to TV and live events. The progression was pretty natural.

I see you’ve interviewed tons of artists across all kinds of genres. Who was your favorite person to talk to?

Rad: Martin Garrix is my buddy! We couldn’t come from more opposite worlds and upbringings but we share a unique joy and passion for the musical space we live in. Last year while onsite during Red Bull TV’s live stream of Lollapalooza (in Chicago), we had an interview scheduled and as he and I locked eyes across the artist village, we both started sprinting to one another, resulting in a huge smile and an even bigger hug. It’s always great to connect with Martin.

How the hell do you balance hosting festivals, doing a mix show, radio appearances and everything else?

Rad: Wow… am I balancing it? Ha! Sometimes I wonder that myself. Honestly, the busier I become, the more organized I get. My passion fuels the fire and once I get going, there’s no stopping the hustle train.

Do you have anything special in store for Red Bull TV’s EDC live stream this year? Anything the fans at home should keep their eyes peeled for?

Rad: EDC is like the Super Bowl, Grammys, Daytona 500 and Christmas all rolled into one… lol! It truly represents what dance music means to the culture and having the world’s top electronic artists on the Red Bull TV platform gives viewers around the globe the opportunity to dive into a world that I, and we, are so grateful to be apart of. Definitely watch out for the candid moments though… anything can happen at EDC! They say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”… unless you catch it on our livestream. 😉

Thanks for the quick chat, Hannah! Make sure to tune in all weekend long for Red Bull TV’s live stream HERE.

Molly Sheban

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