Hardwell to feature on exclusive national run of stamps from PostNL!


The Netherlands has long been a leader in the field of dance music, the nation responsible for some of the most successful producers and DJ’s the world has ever seen. PostNL will be celebrating the talents that stand head and shoulders above the rest, by giving five Dutch dance heroes their very own postage stamp.


The portrait of current World #1 Hardwell, alongside fellow Dutch DJ’s Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin and Tiësto, will be presented in luminous, vivid colours on the special collection of stamps which will be available to the public Monday October 6th.

As well as all five DJ’s flying into DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll, scoring positions within the top ten, next up in conjunction with the opening day of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) on October 15th, each DJ honored with a stamp will be presented with their own by PostNL CEO, Herna Verhagen. As 300,000 visitors are set to descend on the festival, Verhagen said “PostNL is the heart of society, so we like to bring stamps that meet everyone’s perceptions – we are proud that we can honor these heroes in dance!”. Designers of the artwork Mark Klaverstijn and Paul du Bois-Reymond will also in attendance, explaining why they have chosen to depict these artists in this way – “For us it was immediately clear that the festive atmosphere of a dance event was leading, allowing us to be colorful with the stamps and for the portraits of the DJs take center stage”. The stamps are also provided with an invisible code that can be scanned with the Cee App (Available for free download in the App Store or Google Play), to unlock five excerpts of the artist’s latest tracks.

Having already scoped the prize for ‘Best Global DJ’ and ‘Best Progressive House/Electro DJ’ at the 2014 IDMA awards in Miami, and more recently being nominated for ‘Best Dutch Act’, ‘Best World Stage Performance’ and ‘Best Electronic Act’ in the 2014 MTV European Music Awards; making him the first Dutch dance artist to ever be nominated in 3 separate categories. The news of this national accolade is another marker that Hardwell’s international prominence is being felt not only aboard but also on home soil.

The ‘Dutch DJs’ stamps are intended for mail up to 20 grams with a destination within the Netherlands. The stamps are available at all stores and Bruna via Collect Club.

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