The Air Guitar World Championships Programme 2011

Air Guitar Seminar Warms Up the Ultimate Party of Airness

The Air Guitar Seminar embraces the ideology behind the world’s most transparent art form and welcomes all attendants with open arms to join the discussion on Wednesday 24 August. The Air Guitar World Championships kick-off offers a chance to get mentally prepeared for the following days’ airy mayhem and meet the international air guitar community.

This year’s discussion will cover topics from air character building and gender roles to how Air Guitar can encourage friendship of nations, thus promote world peace. The seminar will be hosted by British Amanda Griffkin, an academic air guitar expert who has done extensive research on various phenomena of air guitar.

Seminar offers an unmissable opportunity to hear how some of the world’s top notch air guitarists have constructed their airy alter egos. Star-studded discussion panel includes the 7-time German champion Christian “Heart Buckboard” Sweep, the two-time US Champion and World Champion 2008, Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier, and the two-time Russian Champion Alexander “Devilseducer” Gott. As a special treat the double World Champion 2009 & 2010 Sylvain “Gunther Love” Quimene and Hot Lixx Hulahan will give out hot tips on how to make it big in the world of air. In addition to Amanda Griffkin, a lady point of view will be given by Hilkka “Gore Kitty” Haaga, a World Finalist who titles herself as the world’s worst air guitarists. Apart from studying the essentials of Air Guitar, the seminar participants will have a chance to meet other air guitar enthusiasts at the Airientation evening party.

The seminar will take place at House of Peace (Rauhala) at 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday 24 August. The enrolment deadline is 15 August and the entry fee 35 euros. Please find more information on the seminar entry form.

Four Days of Nothing but Air Guitar!

The Air Guitar fever continues at the Dark Horses Qualifying Round at rock bar 45 Special on Thursday 25 August. The most successful Dark Horses and the National Champions from all around the world will join the climax of the Air Guitar Season on Friday 26 August when the World Final will be battled at the Oulu Market Place. In addition to the best air guitarists on the planet, the stage will be taken over by Finnish pop idol Anna Abreu. The final will be hosted by American air guitar legend, Dan ”Björn Türoque” Crane. The bittersweet farewells on the day after the final will be accompanied by a cheerful documentary film United States of Airnadette that tells a story on air band Airnadette’s tour in US.