The BBC has announced that it is broadcasting its radio coverage of the Glastonbury festival in HD Sound via the Radio 6 Music station.

The Beeb's HD sound launched in October, promising improved encoding and higher bit rates for its output that offered "the BBC's highest audio quality broadcast to date" as well as "a wider dynamic range, accentuating the difference in volume between quiet and loud sounds".

The BBC radio coverage from the festival kicked off on Thursday, with a special triple-cast incorporating Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show, Jo Whiley's Radio 2 show and Steve Lamacq's Radio 6 Music show.

Across the weekend, the radio coverage will be kicking off with the Adam & Joe show at 10am each day.

Paul Rodgers, BBC Radio 6 Music says: "To be able to offer 6 Music's coverage in HD quality upgrades our offering this year. I hope it will enhance the experience for those listeners enjoying the festival from the comfort of their own mud free living rooms."

The BBC is also covering the festival online, and across BBC Two, Three and Four as well as Red Button coverage.

All much more fun than getting mud all over your trendiest clothes and eating suspicious looking mushrooms, we're sure you'll agree.

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