Air Guitar World Championships 2017

 

introducing the 2017 National champions 

We asked this year's awesome, newly crowned national champions a few questions - find out what they had to say about themselves and how they got involved in air guitar from our blog!

 


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - minimizing your carbon footprint

Households do not need to make massive changes to reduce emissions. Recycling old clothes or saving energy at home helps to reduce the effects of climate change. Helping the environment has a big significance on which kind of world we live in the future. In WWF's blog there are three things listed that YOU can do to help slow down climate change.

It is advocated that sustainable options are always better, because the burning of fossil fuels is one of the leading causes of climate change, increasingly putting our environment, wildlife, and people at risk. And with smarter, more sustainable green ways of producing energy, we can help conserve Earth's precious resources. Read from the blog about the little things that you can do; for example, buy environmentally-friendly products or install energy-efficient light bulbs. Little things matter!

Our partner WWF Finland states that climate change might just be the largest environmental issue ever faced and a single person can influence by changing living, traveling and eating habits. So, let's reduce, reuse and recycle!


BLACK RAVEN WITH JAPANESE STARS

Markus "Black Raven" Vainionpää had an awesome videoshoot with a couple of Japanese comedian stars and a production company. Read more about the greatness from our blog.


FINAL WEEK'S SCHEDULE 

You'll find the Final week's schedule from the PROGRAM section. Affordably priced tickets to the Airientation day on Wed 23rd August and World Final's VIP passes and packages can be bought at our webshop!

 

WORLD FINAL @ KUUSISAARI 25. AUGUST

Air Guitar World Championships is held at Kuusisaari's new event park. The World Final is free of charge and without age limitations. There is food and merchandise to be bought and a bar area for adults. We recommend to arrive early due to security check.

A superb Hard Rock band Temple Balls starts the show with an energetic live show! 

6 pm Gates open
7 pm Temple Balls
8 pm World Final begins

 

VIP PASSPORT

VIP Passports for the World Final are being sold at our webshop!

The price is very affordable and includes entry to VIP with best views and a buffet dinner. Buy yours now and experience the unique vibe of an internationally acclaimed entertainment event at the new Kuusisaari event park on Fri 25th August!

 

VIP PACKAGE 

The Air Guitar VIP package includes the following:

  • VIP-passport for the AGWC Final 25th August 2017: entrance to VIP tent with an excellent view to the stage and buffet dinner. 
  • accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu, close to the festival area
  • Super Breakfast
  • evening and morning saunas with swimming pool
  • access to EasyFit fitness center
  • complimentary WiFi (200 MB)

Book yours from the hotel! 

Inquiries: tel. +358 (0)20 1234 700, sales.oulu@radissonblu.com

See also the INFO-section and our ridiculously cool brochure (PDF) 

 

BLOG: NORDIC THUNDER AT KAZAKSTAN

Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard repreented AGWC and Oulu at Astana Expo, Kazakstan. Read all about the amazing trip here!

 

 

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Media accreditation for the Air Guitar World Championships is now open. We will give you further information on the event when accepted accreditations are confirmed.

Please read and fill the form carefully. Inquiries: anssi (a) airnestprod.com.

 

 

The Enrolment has begun

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 24 August. The contestants can sign up in the qualifying round at the Air Guitar World Championships website.

The registration deadline is Friday 11 August. National Champions and the Dark Horses will challenge the reigning World Champion, Matt “Airistotle” Burns, who returns to Oulu from USA to defend his title. 

 

 

BLOG: THE CANADIAN AIR GUITAR EVENT MODEL – AIR GUITAR FOR GOOD

Air Guitar Canada

If it’s about making joy and creating world peace – why not have fun doing it while raising money for charitable interests?

A ROCKING WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

People ride bikes, run marathons, eat hot dogs, pour buckets of ice water on their heads – all in the name of getting attention to causes and challenging others to contribute to worthy initiatives. Why not Air Guitar?

Read more from our blog...

 

THEME FOR 2017 IS CLIMATE CHANGE

We at Air Guitar World Championships are concerned about the quality of our dear instrument, an thus this year's theme is climate change. Each of us can make a difference with what we have. Let's do all we can to keep our mutual instrument playable also in the future!

We gladly cooperate with responsible operators. If you want to stand out positively, contact us (see the INFO section).

More on the theme soon. Until then: Make fresh Air, Not War!

 

WORLD FINAL AT KUUSISAARI

Air Guitar World Championships Final will be held on Fri 25th August at Kuusisaari (an island near Oulu city center) - as a part of the new event park's Grand Opening! The Super Weekend, "Kuuskan paluu", is organized in collaboration with the City of Oulu.

More info and entry for Dark Horses' Qualifications and press accreditation coming soon - stay tuned! 

 

 

JAPANESE air guitar season

Air Guitar qualifiers will begin in June in Japan!

Preliminary round:
3 Jun at Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo
17 Jun at Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo
22 Jul at Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo

Final round:
4 Aug Dark Horse in Yunomoto Hot Spring, Kagoshima
5 Aug FINAL in Yunomoto Hot Spring, Kagoshima 
6 Aug Air Off in Yunomoto Hot Spring area, Kagoshima

More info: AG Japan (in Japanese)

 

US AIR GUITAR QUALIFIERS

Air Guitar Season starts in April in USA! 

4/28 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
5/6 – Custer, SD – The Frontier Grill
5/11 – Aurora, IL – Two Brothers Roundhouse – Wayne’s World 25th Anniversary Festival
5/12 – Austin, TX – Full Circle Bar Austin
5/19 – Seattle, WA – LoFi Seattle
5/20 – Nashville, TN – The Family Wash/Garage Coffee
5/20 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
5/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Blue Lagoon
5/26 – Denver, CO – 3 Kings Tavern
6/3 – Des Moines, IA – Doc's Lounge
6/10 – Newport, AR – Jacksonport State Park – Portfest Festival

More info: US Air Guitar

 

AIR GUITAR SEASON IN CANADA

Air Guitar Canada has published dates for regional events and National Championships!

Ottawa – May 6th – House of Targ – TICKETS
Toronto - May 13th – Drake Underground – TICKETS
Red Deer, AB – June 1st – Bo’s Bar and Grill – TICKETS
Eastern Ontario (Gananoque) – Fri. June 9th – Firehall Theatre 
Saskatoon – June 10th – Farmer’s Market – FREE EVENT (Suggested Donation $10)
Kamloops, BC – June 15th – CJ’s NightClub – TICKETS
Medicine Hat – June 17th – The Local – PWYC
Stony Plain, AB – Fri. June 23rd – Moonshiners Bar 
Montreal – TBA
Hamilton – July 5th – This Ain’t Hollywood – TICKETS
NATIONAL FINAL – July 15th – MOD CLUB

More info: Air Guitar Canada 

 

 

NEW PRODUCER

Hanna Ikonen has started working as the new producer for the Air Guitar World Championships. Ikonen has studied Cultural Management and Production and worked as a producer in different parts of Finland.

”I’m excited about the opportunity to produce and develop this magnificent event! The sense of community and creativity of the network around the competition has impressed me. Music is one of the dearest things in my life and I can’t wait to experience the awesome atmosphere of the Air Guitar World Championships.”

Air Guitar World Championships 2017 will be held in Oulu, Finland at August 23th - 25th.


The purpose of the Air Guitar World Championships is to promote world peace. According to the ideology of the Air Guitar, wars would end, climate change stop and all bad things disappear, if all the people in the world played the Air Guitar. This is why the whole universe is invited to play the Air Guitar for the world peace at the end of the competition.

MAKE AIR, NOT WAR

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