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Popular Music Festivals celebrated on new Aland stamps

Popular Music Festivals celebrated on new Aland stamps
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A great many music events are arranged in Aland during the summer months. The Aland Post focuses on two of them in 2013 – Island in the Sun and Rockoff – with the issue of two action-packed and lyrical stamps.

Island in the Sun was first arranged in August 2008 on the small archipelago island of Jurmo in the municipality of Brando. Organizing the festival is a non-profit volunteer organisation working to promote a wider and better range of music life in Aland, especially in the archipelago. Lasting for two days in July, the festival has grown each year with a 2012 record of 800 visitors and more than 100 volunteers.

The Rockoff festival has been arranged in Mariehamn every summer since 1997. For 9 days at the end of July every year, Rockoff attracts up to 40 000 visitors, tourists and locals alike. Most of the artists performing come from Sweden and Finland but, during the course of years, world-class performers and local bands alike have met the crowd from the most popular stage in Aland.

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