Air Guitar World Championships 2013

The ultimate celebration of the invisible instrument takes over Oulu, the World Capital of Air Guitar on 21-24 August. Also check out the Air Guitar Packages.


Wed 21 Aug - Airientation 

Airientation is the melting pot of airheads, the evening where you can meet your sisters and brothers in air from all around the world. A must-attened for each and every airficionado!

4 p.m. Life is a Beach Bicycle Tour - starting at Cultural Centre Valve (Hallituskatu 7)
6 p.m. Airientation Evening Party -  Tervatoppila, Sauna World

Airientation is included in the AGWC travel packages, no separate ticket sales. See the details here. 

Thu 22 Aug - Dark Horses' Qualifying Round

A thrilling battle over the last spots in the World Final.

11 p.m. – Rock club 45 Special (Saaristonkatu 12)
Free entry (service fee 2,50 €) – Age limit 18 yrs

Hosted by Jani Kortti.
The contest registration is open until Friday 9 August. 


Fri  23 Aug -  Air Guitar World Final

Incredible performances, big emotions and overwhelming excitement - this is where the magic happens! The evening is starred by Finnish folk rap star Stig with his band Kullankaivajat.

Hosted by Dan "Björn Türoque" Crane (US)

7 p.m. – Rotuaari  Square – Free entry – No age limit

7 p.m. Stig & Kullankaivajat
8.20 p.m. The Declaration of the Air Guitar Peace
8.30 p.m. World Final 


Sat 24 Aug -  Air Off

From the final frenzy to the peaceful paradise! The Air Off takes the air guitar posse to the Hailuoto Island, a haven of peace that offers fresh air and chance to recover from the post-festival blues. Bus plus ferry rides and air snacks included!

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

11 a.m. Bus ride from Oulu centre to the Hailuoto ferry, departs at Oulu City Hall (Kirkkokatu 2a).

Book your place via AGWC travel packages (bonus option), no separate ticket sales.  See the details here.


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.

 Oulu - the Capital of Northern Scandinavia. Breath-taking nature, world-leading technological expertise, cutting-edge university research. Young people and rich cultural life with a cool Finnish spirit. Big city character with a small town coziness. Real innovation means entering the unknown darkness - exceed your expectations in Oulu.