Woman gives birth at Glastonbury following The Rolling Stones' headline set

Heidi Wessen from Leicester has baby daughter in Glastonbury's medical centre at 3am on Sunday morning (June 30)

Woman gives birth at Glastonbury following The Rolling Stones' headline set

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A woman gave birth at this year's Glastonbury festival after going into labour during The Rolling Stones' headline set on Saturday night (June 29).

Heidi Wessen from Leicester went into labour two weeks early and her baby daughter was born at 3am on Sunday morning (June 30) in Glastonbury's medical centre.

Confirming the onsite birth, a Glastonbury spokesperson said: "We'd like to send our congratulations to the family. We look forward to welcoming them back in future years. We've had babies born here that are now grown-ups. They still come every year. That's a beautiful thing." The Independent reports that both mother and child are "fine and fabulous".

Meanwhile, it's been revealed that a peak audience of 2.5 million tuned in to BBC2 to watch The Rolling Stones' historic Glastonbury headline set. The band made their debut appearance at Worthy Farm on the Pyramid Stage on the second day of Glastonbury 2013. Their set included 'Gimme Shelter', 'Paint It, Black' and 'Brown Sugar' and the encore featured a rendition of 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' backed by an all-female choir. The Stones finished with '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', at which point red ticker tape was released above the crowd.

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