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The 19th Air Guitar World Championships in August

Media release.
Published: 17-Jun-2014 04:56 pm
Publisher: Ilmakitaransoiton MM-kisat

The world’s top air guitarists will gather in Oulu, Northern Finland for the 19th time this August. In addition to choosing the world champion on Friday 29 August at the Final, the four-day festival 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 is Now Open

The 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 the golden ticket to the Final in the Dark Horses Qualifying Round in Oulu on Thursday 28 August. The contestants can sign up in the qualifier 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. 

19 Years of Air

Ever since 1996, the Air Guitar World Championships has spread the peaceful message of Air Guitar accross the world. What started as a joke in Oulu, Northern Finland in the late 90’s, is nowadays an international event concept of entertainment and showmanship with a flavour of rock parody. The contest has gone world‐wide with massive international press coverage, several official national championships as well as tons of devoted fans in social media. Air Guitar World Championships is an international event with unique niche appeal - for world peace with zero guitars.

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.

 

More info on the event and the official National Championships at www.airguitarworldchampionships.com.

 

Videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/worldairguitar 

Press Photos on the media gallery: http://www.airguitarworldchampionships.com/en/info/media-gallery/.

The media accrediation is also open at http://www.airguitarworldchampionships.com/en/press/accreditation/  

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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