This week: Four countries, one purpose
It's going to be one busy week for all drama loving souls! In addition to the final games of the FIFA World Cup, several significant Air Guitar contests will be held all over the world. The top air guitarists are being searched in Bulgaria, Canada, Japan and in the United States.
National Air Guitar Championships events this week:
* Wed 9 July: Bulgarian Championships, Varna qualifier at Funcity Festival
* Thu 10 July: Canadian Championships, Toronto qualifier at Lee's Palace
* Fri 11 July: Bulgarian Championships, Plovdiv qualifier
* Sat 12 July: US Championships, Northwest semifinal at The Independent
* Sun 13 July: Japanese Championships: Tokyo qualifier at Shinjuku Loft
2014 enrolment begins
The world’s top air guitarists will gather in Oulu, Northern Finland for the 19th time this August. In addition to choosing the world champion on Friday 29 August at the Final, the four-day event offers air guitar spirited side programme in the exotic Finnish environment. The 19th Air Guitar World Championships will be held on 27-30 August.
Sign up in the qualifying round
The world finalists will be chosen at the National Championships held in the Air Guitar Network countries during the following weeks. Other air guitarists have a chance to win a golden ticket to the Final in the Dark Horses Qualifying Round in Oulu on Thursday 28 August. The contestants can sign up in the qualifying round here. The registration deadline is 14th August.
National Champions and the Dark Horses will challenge the reigning World Champion, Eric ”Mean Melin” Melin, who returns to Oulu to defend his title. In addition to the airy rivarly, the four-day festival includes the warm-up day Airientation on Wednesday 27, and a soothing post-festival trip to Iso-Syöte at Air Off event on 30-31 August. See the details and join in!
In the Spotlight this weekend: US and Japan
Happening on the Air Guitar front this weekend:
Friday (that is today)
* US Air Guitar Kansas City qualifier at recordBar
* Japanese Air Guitar Championships Tokyo qualifier at Shinjuku Loft Plus One
* US Air Guitar Chicago qualifier at Underground Lounge - Chicago.
Best of luck to every single contestant. Have an air-tastic weekend, y'all!
The Acts of Airness, next episode: Brooklyn
The US Champion 2013, Lt. Facemelter, and his suspicious methods of facemelting at the World Final last year
The season 2014 is about to begin in The United States. The first US Championships qualifier will be held in Brooklyn (NY) on 1 May, and the battle takes place at Saint Vitus bar. More info on the event can be found on the Facebook event.
The entire US Championships 2014 schedule hasn't been published yet, but some bits and pieces are out already.
UK Championships Final in July
W!ld Th!ng 37, UK Champion & Air Guitar World Championships 2nd runner-up 2013
Wake up call for the UK Airheads: The National Championships entry is now open. The National Final is to be battled at Boston Music Room in London on Saturday July 19th.
If you're in it to win it, fill out the entry form at www.airguitaruk.com. More info on the event and early-bird tickets can also be found on the Air Guitar UK website. See you in London, airficionados!