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

Air Guitar World Championships 2015 is held on August 26-28 in Oulu, Northern Finland. The festival begins with We Will Dub You musical comedy and culminates in the World Final on Friday 28 August. 

Follow the latest news on Facebook & Twitter and see the World Final performances and other videos on YouTube.

#AirGuitar20 Photoshop Contest - Win Big!

2013 US Air Guitar champ Lt. Facemelter challenges you to create your own funny image.

The air guitar community is like family. And as such, family will poke fun at one another from time to time. So when we’re not busy shredding on stage, or painfully editing our next track to a perfect 60 seconds, we fire up a batch of sarcasm and head to social media to keep the fun going.


Tue 16 Jun 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dutch Champion - Literally Guilty Director

10th Dutch Air Guitar Championships were hosted in De Melkweg in Amsterdam and received wide press attention.

Sita ‘The Guilty Director’ van Sante (32) became the first female Dutch Air Guitar Champion. Her stagename says it all; as a theatrical director, she is  working on a stageplay in which an air guitar player plays an important role. She asked her actors to participate, but also agreed to take part herself, hence ‘The Guilty Director’. In the qualifying round she came in third. After that, she wanted to go all the way for the title. With a mash up of songs ranging from ‘Wooly Bully’ by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs to ‘No One Knows’ by Queens of the Stone Age, she blew away the judges by her performance, creativity and skills. The voting of the judges was unanimous. She works in Amsterdam and has two children. 

Pictures of the final can be found at the Dutch Air Guitar facebook page!




Mon 8 Jun 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

20th Anniversary Trailer: Nothing wrong with being an idiot

To celebrate the 20 years of strong emotions and general weirdness, we published a video that shows some of the most unfogettable feedback Air Guitar World Championships has received in the past. Also check the Buzzfeed's take on the subject.


Thu 4 Jun 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)



The Finnish post office Posti issues a stamp to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Air Guitar World Championships!

The Air Guitar World Championships is a tradition with a history spanning two decades. Champion league Air Guitarists can be seen again on August 26-28th, when both veterans and rising stars gather together to Oulu. To join the anniversary party, Posti launches a local stamp presenting the current Air Guitar World Champion, Japanese Nanami 'Seven Seas' Nagura.  

The stamp is on the market only for limited time - make sure you get your own! The stamp can be purchased in most postal outlets in Oulu; in addition, the stamp is available in Posti’s shops in Raahe, Kajaani, Kuusamo, Kemi, Rovaniemi and Tornio. You can also order the stamp online by selecting its image for the Customised stamp (theme: local stamps). 

More info on Posti's web site



Mon 25 May 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

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! 

Tue 12 May 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

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.

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