The 19th Air Guitar World Championships in August

The world’s top air guitarists will gather in Oulu, Northern Finland to compete over the mastership of the invisible instrument for the 19th time this August. In addition to choosing the world champion on Friday 29 August at the Final, the four-day event offers air guitar spirited side programme in the exotic Finnish environment. The 19th Air Guitar World Championships will be held on 27-30 August.

The Enrolment Begins 

The world finalists will be chosen at the National Championships held in the Air Guitar Network countries during the following weeks. Other air guitarists have a chance to win a golden ticket to the Final in the Dark Horses Qualifying Round in Oulu on Thursday 28 August. The contestants can sign up in the qualifying round at the Air Guitar World Championships website. The registration deadline is Monday 11 August. National Champions and the Dark Horses will challenge the reigning World Champion, Eric ”Mean Melin” Melin, who returns to Oulu to defend his title. 

In addition to the airy rivarly, the four-day festival includes the warm-up day Airientation on Wednesday 27, and a soothing post-festival trip to Iso-Syöte at Air Off event on 30-31 August. The contest events are free of charge for the audience, and more info on the travel packages including Airientation and Air Off programme can be found on the event’s website.

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.

The 19th Air Guitar World Championships will be celebrated in Oulu, Northern Finland on 27-30 August. The National Champions and Dark Horses will battle over the highest title of Air Guitar in the World Final  at Rotuaari Square on Friday 29 August.  


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