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10-week-old baby steals the show at Annie Mac’s Glastonbury set

10-week-old baby steals the show at Annie Mac’s Glastonbury set

Little Finlay got several shout outs during Annie Mac's Glastonbury set on Friday

Never mind Annie Mac gracing the stage at Glastonbury - what about that baby on the big screen?

A 10-week-old tot managed to steal the show while the curly haired DJ Annie Macmanus was doing her thing and opening the Other Stage at Glastonbury 2024 on Friday (28 June) from 11.30am.

Little Finlay bypassed the vibrant rave gear in favour of one-piece pyjamas and ear protectors while dancing in the crowd with his parents Rosie Lewis and Tom Kay, yet still managed to outshine other festivalgoers - and Annie Mac.

The baby enjoyed Annie Mac's set (PA)
The baby enjoyed Annie Mac's set (PA)

The audience erupted into cheers every time the youngster appeared on the big screen, somewhat drowning out the DJ's set, as people were besotted with the boogying baby.

He had the best view in the house while sat on top of his dad's shoulders and didn't even seem phased when special effects on stage transformed his mum into a hallucinatory dance visual. That's one cool baby.

When Finlay popped back up on the big screen again, Mac couldn't help but address her youngest fan and said: "Oh my god, this baby, what a little legend!"

Baby Finlay stole the show at Annie Mac's Glasto set (PA)
Baby Finlay stole the show at Annie Mac's Glasto set (PA)

The 45-year-old then signed off her set by thanking 'everyone, Glastonbury and this baby,' - which was only right, considering that the 10-week-old really raised the roof during her performance.

His parents are obviously proud as punch and praised the DJ for giving their son a shining moment at one of the biggest festivals in the world.

Dad Tom explained: "[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’s great to think [Annie Mac] noticed."

He was having a whale of a time with his mum and dad Rosie Lewis and Tom Kay as well as his sister Sofia (PA)
He was having a whale of a time with his mum and dad Rosie Lewis and Tom Kay as well as his sister Sofia (PA)

Finlay's mum, Rosie, said that the footage of Finlay's Glastonbury moment will be played for years to come...including on his 18th, 21st and wedding day.

I think I speak for us all when I say we already can't wait for that update in about 20 years time.

Tom and Rosie - who also brought their daughter Sofia, 10, along for a weekend of fun at Glastonbury - revealed that they were actually only at the festival by a fluke.

The mum explained she entered a competition where you had to 'nominate a friend that you thought was worthy of winning tickets', so of course, she put her fella's name down.

Rosie continued: "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."

The ten-week-old is a true raver already (PA)
The ten-week-old is a true raver already (PA)

Is this not the sweetest family in the world or what?

Finlay's mum and dad also encouraged other parents not to 'overthink' taking young children to a festival, as they reckon it's a blast - but Rosie did have one top tip to share.

"Take more nappies than you think you’ll need and take more vests and outfits than you think you’ll need," the mum said.

Sofia - who is enjoying her third Glastonbury after first going in 2016 - also added: "And go to the Kidzfield!"

For those who don't know, the Kidzfield is an area on Worthy Farm which revolves all around under-12s.

Little ones can enjoy activities like music lessons, face painting and storytelling.

The most iconic Glastonbury moments

2000: The year that nearly killed Glasto

It was all okay in the end. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
It was all okay in the end. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

While Glasto has always had people attempting to gatecrash, 24 years ago gatecrashers descended the infamous festival in record numbers.

It was so bad it resulted in the festival being cancelled the following year as ticketless punters swarmed the site, with fears at the time the chaos could kill off the festival altogether.

Luckily, as we know, Glasto is still going strong. Speaking to the Guardian in 2020, the festival's co-creator Michael Eavis explained: "The fence wasn’t good enough, the security was crap. So I was hauled over the coals by the police, who said: "You’ve got to get someone to organise your show. You’re a nice bloke and all that, but you couldn’t arrange something in a brewery, you know the saying?

"I said: ‘Fair enough. At least I can be guaranteed to get 150,000 people at the drop of a hat – I did get the knack of that!’”

The set that turned Coldplay into megastars

The set helped turn Coldplay into megastars. (BBC)
The set helped turn Coldplay into megastars. (BBC)

Back in 2002, the ‘Fix You’ hitmakers won fans over as they played tunes from their upcoming second album.

Apparently, the band’s agent didn’t feel they were ready for it at the time, but Eavis insisted they headlined.

And I’m sure they’re glad they listened seeing as they’ve now got nine studio albums under their belt and millions in the bank, with their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour having grossed more than half a billion dollars in its two-year run. Impressive.

Jay-Z playing Oasis on the Pyramid Stage

He hit back in the best way. (BBC)
He hit back in the best way. (BBC)

It was the feud no one saw coming, but in 2008 rapper Jay-Z responded to Noel Gallagher slagging off having ‘hip hop at Glastonbury’ in the most hilarious way.

The star opened up his infamous headlining set on the pyramid stage playing his own version of ‘Wonderwall’, which went down a treat with fans and spawned one of the most iconic moments in Glasto history.

The muddiest year ever

It was pure carnage. (BBC)
It was pure carnage. (BBC)

Britain isn’t exactly known for its glorious sunshine and I think that’s especially the case when it comes to festivals, which often see punters squelching through mud in their wellies, pint in hand.

Glasto in particular has become synonymous with being pretty muddy, but 2016 really took the biscuit. Even the festival’s boss said ’in all 46 years, it hasn’t been as bad as this’ as things became an absolute logistical nightmare after weeks of rainfall beforehand.

The scenes were chaotic, to say the least. Festival-goers were filmed diving into the mud and struggling to wade through gloop in such a way that made going for a pint like climbing Mount Everest. Generally, everyone was just really trying not to fall on their ars*s.

It wasn’t a pretty sight, but of course Brits still managed to embrace the music and the photos and videos have since gone down in the Glasto history books.

The Killers' secret set

The band performed again in 2019. (BBC)
The band performed again in 2019. (BBC)

The iconic band decided to take a more chilled approach to festival life by taking over the secret act slot on the John Peel stage in 2017.

However, as is usually the case with 'secret' gigs, word spread quickly as fans flooded to the stage in their droves to catch the band in action.

It was a far cry from their previous Glasto performance, which saw their headline show become marred with serious technical issues which majorly affected the sound.

Kylie's long-awaited headline set

Kylie's set broke records. (BBC)
Kylie's set broke records. (BBC)

In 2019 Kylie Minogue set the pyramid stage alight for her headline set, but she was actually meant to grace the stage much sooner.

14 years earlier, the pop princess was forced to cancel her slot after being diagnosed with breast cancer, making her appearance on the stage even more special for both her and fans.

Her set ended up being crowned the most-watched in Glastonbury’s history, raking in 3.9million watching at its peak, beating the likes of Ed Sheeran, Adele and even Beyoncé.

Alex from Glasto

A meme was born. (BBC)
A meme was born. (BBC)

That same year, rapper Dave created probably one of the most meme-able Glasto moments when he brought a bloke called Alex on stage to perform ‘Thiago Silva’ with him, which he absolutely nailed.

Safe to say the moment went viral, with the then 15-year-old becoming known as 'Alex from Glasto'.

It's no surprise really given his unreal rapping skills and the fact that he was donning a bucket hat, FILA bag and Paris Saint-Germain shirt. Brilliant.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Parenting, Music, Glastonbury, Festivals