Mister Pinkpop personally approves anniversary stamps

The Hague, 19 April 2019 – In about fifty days’ time, the 50th edition of Pinkpop will begin. PostNL will honour the oldest open air pop festival in Europe by issuing the 50 years of Pinkpop stamp sheetlet. The five special anniversary stamps will also be for sale soon at the festival site.

3 days, 60 acts, 60,000 visitors 

This year, Pinkpop will take place from 8 to 10 June in Landgraaf in the province of Limburg. During the three-day festival, there will be about sixty acts for the audience to enjoy. We expect to welcome 60,000 enthusiastic visitors each day. 

Rich history 

The five stamps on the 50 years of Pinkpop issue depict the special anniversary logo of the popular festival. The typography in the white frame was printed in gold to give the anniversary an extra sparkle. The stamp sheetlet also contains a description of the unique event, with photos and promotional material from the rich history of the past fifty years. 

To the printing press 

The 50 years of Pinkpop stamps were printed on 15 April at Joh. Enschedé Security Print in Haarlem, Netherlands. Mister Pinkpop (Jan Smeets) himself was at the printing press for the final inspection. Smeets, who has been the driving force behind the festival for fifty years, was extremely pleased with the issue. “They’re damn beautiful stamps. That's great, because we have a fantastic line-up of artists for this anniversary year to attract new generations of music lovers. Some big names are coming who are at the heart of Pinkpop, as well as small acts with innovative performances. We keep our eye on the future." 


This year, various bands can be enjoyed on the various Pinkpop stages. There will be great international artists such as The Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Lenny Kravitz and Mumfords & Sons. Traditionally, the Dutch music scene is strongly represented at the festival, with Anouk, Armin van Buuren, Golden Earring, Jett Rebel, Krezip and Rowwen Hèze, among others.


The 50 years of Pinkpop stamp sheetlet features five identical stamps with ‘Nederland 1’, the denomination for items up to 20g in weight destined for mail in the Netherlands. The stamps can be ordered now at www.postnl.nl/pinkpop and www.pinkpopsouvenirs.nl and will be delivered from 7 June onwards. They will also be for sale at the Pinkpop festival site from 8 to 10 June. Alternatively, the stamps can be ordered by telephone from the Collect Club customer service on +31 (0)88 - 868 99 00. The validity period is indefinite. 

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