Saturday, July 4, 2015
Finnish music band that participated in Eurovision2015 Song Contest 28.4.2015
Finland Post issued a special stamp in honor of the music band that participated in Finland’s Eurovision2015 Song Contest. The punk-inspired stamp was designed by Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu. The colourful sheet of stamps also features portraits of each band member drawn by Pertti Kurikka. The issue was released on the 28th of April 2015.
Finland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät challenged discriminatory attitudes towards people with disabilities as they get on stage in the first Eurovision semi-final in Vienna, Austria, to perform their barnstorming hit song Aina mun pitää. Many are predicted that the band would sail through into the final. Posti released a new stamp to celebrate Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät in the week before the Eurovision Song Contest, on Monday, May 11, 2015.
Band’s singer Kari Aalto, featured in the foreground, is thrilled with the end result. “Us getting our own stamp definitely feels really excellent, fantastic and cool. The stamp looks great and I think it’s totally punk”, Aalto commented from their tour bus.
Bass player Sami Helle also thinks the stamp is great news, “It’s interesting, we’ve never appeared on a stamp before”. Drummer Toni Välitalo also thinks the stamp looks great, “I will definitely get some myself”, he commented. “It’s not bad, is it, getting your own stamp”, says guitarist Pertti Kurikka, summing up the bands feelings.
Thank you Ella for this fine stamp-sheet.