4KQ personality Laurel Edwards will host RedFest's Sunday afternoon program in the main Concert Venue, introdcing Husband and Aussie legend, Troy Cassar-Daley.
Brisbane born and bred, Laurel Edwards started performing in High School at variety concerts, talent quests, on Channel 7 telethons and with local theatre groups.
After leaving school she landed the hosting position of Channel Nine’s Saturday morning children’s show, ‘OK For Kids’ and continued singing with duos and bands throughout South East Queensland and at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
In 1992, Laurel began her radio career co-hosting the high rating 4KQ Breakfast program, a role she still enjoys today.
Laurel recently celebrated her 25th anniversary, making her the the longest serving radio announcer on the same program in Australia. "I still love it. Every day with Gary and Mark is different, fun and rewarding. I could do without the 4am alarm though.
In 1997, Laurel was one of the first presenters of Channel Sevens travel program ‘The Great South East' now ’The Great Day Out’ and continues to be an integral part of the consistantly high rating show.
In 1993, Laurel met country singer, Troy Cassar-Daley backstage at the Gympie Muster. They were married in 1996 and have two children Clay, 19 and Jem, 16.
Today, Laurel successfully balances her life as radio announcer, TV presenter, wife and mum and occasional singer.
“It may appear to be a good balance but as any mum will tell you, it’s all smoke and mirrors! But I do love singing with Troy. It’s nice to occasionally perform together on stage in front of a live audience instead of around the kitchen table.”