The 19th edition of Air will be celebrated on 27-30 August 2014.
Before the big bang in Oulu, Finland, the National Championships will be battled all over the world during the spring and summer. The Air Guitar season culminates in the World Final at Rotuaari Square on Friday 29 August.
Japanese Championships begin in May
The land of the rising sun sends its greetings by publishing the first dates for season 2014. The search of the Japanese Champion starts in May and ends in the National Final at the end of the summer. The details of the final will be published later, and you can keep yourself updated by following the Air Guitar Japan website.
Japanese Air Guitar Championships 2014 regionals:
17 May Qualifying round at Shinjuku Loft Plus One, Tokyo
25 May Qualifying round at Nagoya Carnival Stars, Aichi
18 Jun Qualifying round at Shinjuku Loft / Bar Stage, Tokyo
13 Jul Qualifying round at Shinjuku Loft / Bar Stage, Tokyo
Season 2014 Begins in Germany
The fierce 2011 World Champ, Aline "The Devil's Niece" Westphal, will be hosting tonight's event.
Achtung, Airheads: Germany starts the global Air Guitar Season 2014 tonight! The German organizer Dr. Mathias Merthens, also known as Eric "Nu" Matic, sends his greetings:
"German Air Guitar season starts tonight with the Lower Saxony regional competition at Faust in Hannover. Hosted by the 2011 World Champion, Aline "The Devil's Niece" Westphal, and an AGWC Dark Horse contestant Merlin "Lester Lixx Dickson" Schumacher, there will be a fiery battle over the first ticket to the National Final that is held in Koblenz on 19 April.
Nordic Thunder Hits The Nordic Travel Fair
The year starts with Nordic Thunder's pilgrimage to his home away from home. The 2012 World Champion can be seen at Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki this weekend, on 17-19 January. Nordic Thunder performs and hangs out at Oulu exhibiton stand (6m91), come and say hello!
"Losing Yourself in The Song Is a Beautiful Thing"
Two months have passed since Mean Melin was crowned the World Champion. Representing the international Air Guitar community has kept him busy lately - took him even to the BBC News to discuss the scientific aspect of the air guitar with a Cambridge professor - and yet he found some time to share his inspiring thoughts with us. Here's the story about a late bloomer who became the world's number one Air Guitarist. And he keeps doing us proud , that's for sure!
"It’s been two months now since I’ve had the honor of being the Air Guitar World Champion, and I have to tell you - it’s still sinking in. I had such an amazing time meeting people from all over the world who are addicted to this crazy sport/art form as much as I am.
I am a late bloomer. Five years ago was the first time I had even heard that this hilarious subculture of music fans and shame-free freaks even existed, and ever since my first competition, I have been working to spread the word as an air guitar ambassador in the U.S. I’m excited to expand that this year.
Scientifically proven: Air Guitar Improves Creativity
Scientists at Cambridge University have concluded that playing an air instrument unlocks the creative process. Our World Champion Mean Melin discuss the matter on BBC News with a Cambridge scholar - Watch and learn!