The Air Guitar Season 2012 Culminates in Oulu, Finland in August

The 17th Air Guitar World Championships brings the world’s top Air Guitarists in Oulu, Northern Finland in August. The Air Guitar Season 2012 that started in Belgium in February reaches its climax in the Grand Final on Friday 24 August.

Three Days of Nothing but Air

Air Guitar World Championships kick off event, Airientation, brings together the most fanatic airheads from all around the world on Wednesday 22 August. Airientation is for those who are willing to take their experience to a whole new level: an evening party that offers exotic Finnish specialities and the most appreciated air guitar knowledge on our planet. The battle itself starts at the Dark Horses Qualifying Round on Thursday 23 August. The Qualifying Round is the last chance to win ones way to the World Final to compete over the title of the World Champion. The most successful dark horses will go through to the final to rival against the National Champions and the defending World Champion, German Aline ”The Devil’s Niece” Westphal.

The Grand Final will take over the Rotuaari Square, the very heart of the city, on Friday 24 August. To honour the peaceful ideology of Air Guitar, the final festivities start with exorcising all things bad from our earthly airspace with the help of the traditional Declaration of Air Guitar Peace. In addition to the international Air Guitar Champions, the stage will be starred by a multitalented Finnish pop star, Olavi Uusivirta, wicked French air band Airnadette and Vimmaa contemporary dance storm produced by the Oulu City Theatre and Jojo - Oulu Dance Centre. The Final will be hosted by American Master of Airemonies, Dan “Björn Türoque” Crane.

The Air Guitar World Championships Enrolment Begins

The Air Guitar World Championships 2012 sign-up is now open. The registration deadline is Wednesday 8 August 2012. The contestants can sign up in the competition by filling out the Entry Form on the AGWC website. Only the official National Champions are entitled to go straight to the World Final. Other air guitarists have a chance to win their way to the Final in the Dark Horses Qualifying Round on Thursday 23 August.

The National Championships are held during the spring and summer in the official AGWC Network countries. Belgium started the season in February and is still on the search of their national air guitar hero. The 10th US Air Guitar Championships starts in Portland on 15 June and culminates in the National Final held in Denver on 21 July. Eastern Europe is strongly aired up in June when both Estonia and Czech Republic will choose their champions. All national champions will be sent to Oulu to compete over the shiniest trophy of Air Guitar in August.

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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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