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The 20th Anniversary of Air Guitar World Championships Celebrated this August

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Published: 13-May-2015 02:31 pm
Publisher: Ilmakitaransoiton MM-kisat

What was supposed to be a one-time joke, has in the course of two decades become a global contest that rocks out for world peace in several continents. The 20th Air Guitar World Championships is held on August 26-28 in Oulu, Northern Finland, that has hosted the championships ever since the beginning. Before the main event in Finland, the air guitar masters are being searched in the official National Championships in several different countries. 

Anniversary Party Kicked off by An Air Musical

To celebrate the remarkable milestone, Air Guitar World Championships offers special treats for the festival audience. The anniversary event begins with We Will Dub You musical comedy by the French air band Airnadette. The band that consist of comedians as well as former competitive air guitarists and world champions, has revolutionized rock'n roll by shooting to the stars without using any instruments nor giving a single vocal chord. After touring Europe and even The US for a few years, the group decided to do something no one had ever done before: An Air Musical.  

We Will Dub You mixes up the most memorable moments of pop culture, flavoured with cult classics. The show entertains the audience with professional level lip syncing, playback and miming. Only the hairbrushes and sweat are real – the rest is pure comedy pulled out of thin air. Airnadette has two shows in Oulu; on Wednesday 26 August and Thursday 27 August.

The Search of the World’s Finest Air Guitarists Is on

The world finalists will be chosen at the National Championships held in the Air Guitar Network countries during the following months. Other air guitarists have a chance to win the golden ticket to the Final in the Dark Horses Qualifying Round held in Oulu on Thursday 27 August. The contestants can sign up in the qualifying round at the Air Guitar World Championships website. The registration deadline is Monday 10 August.

The Anniversary season culminates in the World Final that is battled in the main square of Oulu on Friday 28 August. National Champions and the Dark Horses will challenge the reigning World Champion, Nanami ”Seven Seas” Nagura (JP), who returns to Oulu to defend her title. 

The festival also includes the warm-up day Airientation on Wednesday 27, and a soothing post-festival trip to Iso-Syöte at Air Off event on 29-30 August. The contest events are free of charge for the audience, and more info on We Will Dub You musical and the travel packages can be found on the event’s website.

Air Guitar World Championships is held on August 26-28, 2015 in Oulu, Northern Finland. The event is part of Oulu August Festival that brings all manner of cultural events to city of Oulu and its surroundings on 30 July–30 August 2015. A month-long celebration of culture features hundreds of events ranging from music and cinema to literature and performance arts.


The media accreditation is open at http://www.airguitarworldchampionships.com/en/press/
Press Photos on Media Gallery: http://www.airguitarworldchampionships.com/en/press/media-gallery/

Airnadette: www.airnadette.co.uk
We Will Dub You Trailer: https://youtu.be/B0m6hCleuAc

Oulu August Festival http://www.oulunjuhlaviikot.fi/en/


More info:
Susanna Kyllönen
Producer / Air Guitar World Championships
Tel. +358 44 328 0563

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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