20th Air Guitar World Championships
Two decades of air, peace & rock'n roll - It's time to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Air Guitar World Championships! National Championships are battled all over the world during the spring and summer - check your local Air Guitar dealer!
20th Anniversary Party in August
Ladies and gentlemen - Get ready for some good old party time! The 20th Air Guitar World Championships will be celebrated in Oulu, Finland on 26-28 August.
The anniversary party rocks out with the world's top air guitarists as well as the champion league comedians. The festival begins with We Will Dub You musical comedy by the beloved Airnadette that comes from France and blows your brain out with pure awesomeness. It's been a while since the French entertainers has been seen at AGWC, but finally we get them back home. See more info on the program here.
The Dark Horses' Qualifying Round entry is now also open. If you don't have official championships in your country or someone whooped your bum at the nationals - This is your chance. The Dark Horses round is held in Oulu on 27th August.
Like always, the festival culminates in the fierce battle and celebration of peace, love and airness - The World Final. World Final is held at Rotuaari square on Friday 28th August.
See you in August!
The Season 2015 Begins
On this beautiful Thursday it begins: The 20th season of Air Guitar World Championships!
The season is opened by the US Air Guitar Championships that will held its first qualifier in New York City. The contest is hosted by SingeCut Beersmiths in Astoria. The event is free for the audience, and the contestants can sign up on EventBrite.
The party continues at the end of this month in Canada where the championships battle starts with the Kingston Qualifier on March 28.
May the Airness be with you all - Let's make this season the best one ever!
Nothing really matters
Air Guitarists from all over the world travel to Oulu literally for nothing. But in the end they realize that everything aroud that nothing is something they will never forget - And make them return year after year. This beautiful video by Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard and Maria Lax presents what really happens during the few days at the Air Guitar World Championships.
Top3 Videos on YouTube
The top three performances of World Final can now be found on Youtube. More will be uploaded soon, but meanwhile, check out the amazing shows by Seven Seas, Airistotle and Mean Melin at www.youtube.com/worldairguitar.
JAPAN BRINGS IN NEW AIR GUITAR BLOOD BY TAKING OVER THE WORLD TITLE
The Air Guitar World Champion 2014 is Nanami ”Seven Seas” Nagura of Japan
The Northern Finnish city of Oulu embraced yet again the world peace during the 19th edition of the Air Guitar World Championships. The World Final on Fri 29 August turned out to be victorious for the Japanese who had traveled to Oulu with the largest team in years – including this year’s national air guitar champion Nanami ”Seven Seas” Nagura.
After a tight air-off with the reigning US champion Matt ”Airistotle” Burns, Seven Seas turned out to be invincible also on the world final stage. The American team had to give in for the Japanese Air Guitar fury when the 19-year-old samurai girl beat also the 2013 World Champion Eric ”Mean” Melin, who scored the 3rd place. After two years under the US ruling, the trophy of Air Guitar shall spread its peaceful message from the land of the rising sun in 2014.
The message of peace was strongly present at the World Final celebration, when the all-shouting male choir Huutajat declared an Ode to Joy – along with the Ukranian and Russian air guitarists Rezo ”Baron Horse-Stealer” Gamrekelidze and Alex ”Devilseducer” Gott in a peace-loving Air Guitar statement. The audience was also enchanted with the sensual Finnish pop duo Ukkosmaine. The evening was hosted by Dan ”Björn Türoque” Crane and included also some special appearances of the 2011 and 2012 World Champions Aline ”The Devil’s Niece” Westphal and Justin ”Nordic Thunder” Howard.
The honorary jury included the Head of the Jury, guitarist Juha Torvinen, showdancer Outi Räsänen, a culture personality and the conductor of Huutajat Petri Sirviö as well as two national Air Guitar organizers Mathias Mertens (DE) and Ivalyo Botushanov (BG).
The compulsory round was performed on TNT Diet by Michael Monroe.
The Results of the Air Guitar World Championships Finals
1. Nanami ”Seven Seas” Nagura (JP) 35,3 (17,4)
2. Matt ”Airistotle” Burns (US) 35,3 (17,1)
3. Eric ”Mean” Melin (US) 35,0
4. Keisuke ”The Ninja” Nagatsuka (JP) 34,6
5. Lee ”Brymtime” Brymer (CA) 34,4
6. Rob ”Windhammer” Weychert (US) 33,7
7. Daniel ”Moredrive” Oldemeier (DE) 33,5
8. Michael ”The Destroyer” Heffels (NL) 33,4
9. Sabrina ”Lady Liberty” Schramm (DE) 33,1
9. Corentin ”Airgus” Fermont (BE) 33,1
11. Doug ”The Thunder” Stroock (US) 16,2
12. Del-Kun Dave ”G. Tso Money” Chen (TW)16,1
13. Atanas ”Air Grinder” Tsvetkov (BG) 16,0
14. Guy ”The Bandit” Thompson (UK) 15,9
15. Charlotte ”Boy Named Sue” Clarke (UK) 15,8
16. Marquina ”Marteeka” Iliev (US) 15,5