‘Oh my god, this baby’: 10-week-old steals show at Annie Mac’s Glastonbury set

The parents of a 10-week-old baby who stole the show as Annie Mac opened the Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival have said they will play his moment of techno fame on his wedding day.

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.

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

A baby boy is shown on the big screen at Glastonbury
Finlay was thanked by Annie Mac during the performance (Edd Dracott/PA)

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

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.”

Ten-week-old Finlay (bottom left) with (left to right) his mother Rosie, sister Sofia and father Tom at Glastonbury
Finlay (bottom left) with (left to right) his mother Rosie, sister Sofia and father Tom (Tom Leese/PA)

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.

Ten-week-old Finlay wearing ear protectors at Glastonbury
Finlay was sporting his pyjamas and some ear protectors (Tom Leese/PA)

“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.

“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.

“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.”

Ten-week-old Finlay (bottom left) with (left to right) his mother Rosie, sister Sofia and father Tom at Glastonbury
The family only made it to the festival after winning a competition (Tom Leese/PA)

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.