Finland issued stamp on Pertti Kurikan on 28th April 2015.Finland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät will be challenging 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 predicting that the band will sail through into the final. Posti will release a new stamp to celebrate Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät in the week before the Eurovision Song Contest, on Monday, May 11. It will be released for advanced sales via the Posti online store on April 28.
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.
Issue Date: 11.05.2015 Colours: 4 Colours Values: €11