Edinburgh mum of baby that stole the show at Glastonbury says 'video will live forever'

Baby Finlay, a 10-week-old, wearing striped one-piece pyjamas and ear protectors, on the big screen during Annie Mac's opening act
-Credit: (Image: Edd Dracott/PA Wire)

An Edinburgh mum whose 10-week-old baby stole the show at Glastonbury said the video will "probably be played at his wedding".

Rosie Lewis and Tom Kay brought their little baby Finlay to the Other Stage as Annie Mac opened at Glastonbury Festival. Baby Finlay was met with cheers as he appeared on the big screen multiple times while Irish DJ Mac opened Worthy Farm's second biggest stage with an hour-long set of dance hits from 11.30am on Friday.

Wearing his striped one-piece pyjamas and ear protectors, the 10-week-old was met with a rapturous reception from atop his father Tom Kay's shoulders as special effects on stage saw his image turn into a hallucinatory dance visual.

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"Oh my god, this baby, what a little legend," Mac said to the crowd of thousands as Finlay appeared again.

She signed off her performance by thanking "everyone, Glastonbury and this baby".

Baby Finlay, mother Rosie, sister Sofia and father Tom at Glastonbury Festival
Baby Finlay, mother Rosie, sister Sofia and father Tom at Glastonbury Festival -Credit:Tom Leese/PA Wire

Finlay's father Mr Kay, a 39-year-old accountant, told the PA news agency: "(Finlay) was loving the music, so we thought we'd put him on my shoulders, he was just enjoying the vibes and then was on the big screen and got a big cheer - it's amazing.

"Some people around us have sent us a video of it... it's great to think (Mac) noticed."

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Finlay's mother Rosie Lewis, a 35-year-old originally from Edinburgh, said the video will probably be played at his wedding and 18th and 21st birthdays in years to come. The couple, who have also brought their 10-year-old daughter Sofia, are only at the festival by chance after they won a competition for tickets through The Guardian newspaper.

"You had to nominate a friend that you thought was worthy of winning tickets," Ms Lewis said, explaining she put her partner's name down.

Finlay stole the show
Finlay stole the show -Credit:Edd Dracott/PA Wire

"I had just given birth in the hospital, I thought he'll never win, but he might get an email saying 'Rosie's nominated you for being worthy of winning Glastonbury tickets' and make him feel good about himself - then he won them."

Asked what tips they would give to parents thinking of bringing their young children to a festival, Ms Lewis said: "Do it - you can overthink it and it can put you off.

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"But take more nappies than you think you'll need and take more vests and outfits than you think you'll need."

Sofia, who is at her third Glastonbury since 2016, said: "And go to the Kidzfield."

Kidzfield is an area of the festival dedicated to under-12s, including music lessons, face painting and storytelling. Despite the child-friendly offering, Sofia said she is actually most looking forward to seeing the festival's Arcadia laser-laden dance stage - complete with its new flame-belching Dragonfly installation, which has replaced the site's famous Spider.