Air Guitar World Championships

The 20th anniversary of the Air Guitar World Championships will be celebrated on 26-28 August 2015 in Oulu, Northern Finland. The festival culminates in the World Final on Friday 29 August. 

Until then, keep on rocking in - and for - the free world!

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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. 

Air Guitar World Championships from Maria Lax on Vimeo.

Tue 11 Nov 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

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.

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Sat 30 Aug 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

JAPAN BRINGS IN NEW AIR GUITAR BLOOD BY TAKING OVER THE WORLD TITLE

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

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Sat 30 Aug 2014 | Permalink | Comments (2)

Final scores are here!

Final Scores, AGWC 2014

1. Nanami "Seven Seas" Nagura (JP) 35,3 (17,4)

2. Matt ”Airistotle” Burns (US) 35,3 (17,1)

3. Eric ”Mean Melin” Melin (US) 35,0

4. Keisuke ”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

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Fri 29 Aug 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Performance order for the finals is here!

The final lottery has been done, and here is the performance order for tonights show.

1. Doug ”The Thunder” Stroock (US)

2. Keisuke ”Keisuke The Ninja” Nagatsuka (JP)

3. Del-Kun Dave ”G. Tso Money” Chen (TW)

4. Rob ”Windhammer” Weychert (US)

5. Daniel ”Moredrive” Oldemeier (DE)

6. Marquina ”Marteeka” Iliev (US)

7. Guy ”The Bandit” Thompson (UK)

8. Corentin ”Airgus” Fermont (BE)

9. Nanami ”Nanami Seven Seas Nagura” Nagura (JP)

10. Eric ”Mean Melin” Melin (US)

11. Sabrina ”Lady Liberty” Schramm (DE)

12. Atanas ”Air Grinder” Tsvetkov (BG)

13. Charlotte ”Boy Named Sue” Clarke (UK)

14. Lee ”Brymtime” Brymer (CA)

15. Matt ”Airistotle” Burns (US)

16. Michael ”The Destroyer” Heffels (NL)

 

The Final Jury includes five members: The esteemed head of the Jury, guitarist, the Keith Richards of Finland, Juha Torvinen, the CEO of Cable Factory (Helsinki) and the director of choir Huutajat Petri Sirviö, a show dance expert Outi Räsänen. Also two National Championships' organizers of the AGWC Network: Ivalyo Botushanov (BG) and Mathias Mertens (DE). 

If you are not lucky enough to be present in Rotuaari Stage, you can see the show streamed live online in  www.kaleva.fi/ilmakitara starting at 7.40 p.m. (EET)

Keep on rockin' in the free world! PEACE!

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Fri 29 Aug 2014 | 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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