24. Air Guitar World Championships will be competed in Oulu this week. The official network has grown again bringing air guitarists to Finland from twelve countries around the world. After a hiatus there is also a Nordic national winner attending.
Dark Horses’ Qualifications is battled in Viihdemaailma Ilona on Thursday. This is the last chance to gain a World Final spot. Twentyseven competitors put on a great show to make their dream come true. This year Finland has two representatives: Aapo Rautio – who nearly proceeded to the final last year – from Oulu, and Lassi Hurskainen – known from his YouTube videos – from Helsinki. Showtime 10 pm. Free entry, cloak room fee 2,50 €. Age limit 18.
The World Final starts at 8 pm on Rotuaari square’s stage in the middle of the city. National Champions from Iceland, UK, Germany, France, Thailand, Japan, Australia, USA and Canada fight for the title against Dark Horses chosen the evening before and last year’s winner, Japanese Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura. The jury consists of entertainment experts, such as W.A.S.P.’s guitarist Douglas Blair. World Champion is awarded with a custom handmade guitar along with fame and glory.
World Final’s stream is viewable worldwide. Link can be found at the event's website. People coming to the venue are asked to notice that it is prohibited to bring umbrellas, selfie sticks and kick scooters for safety reasons. Free entry, no age limits.
Air Guitar World Championships is produced by Airnest Productions Oy.
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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.
For Peace, From Oulu.
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