Air Guitar World Championships

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We are pleased to announced that Thailand is now an official network country and that Thai Air Guitar will be sending its first champion to Oulu in August! More info here.


three more countries have entered the official agWc network

Air Guitar World Championships' worldwide network keeps on growing as FRANCE, ICELAND AND KOREA are now official members! See more info here.



We are pleased to announce that UKRAINE is back in business as a member of the Official AGWC Network. Championship's date and other info will be published during the spring.


the 24th edition

Air Guitar World Championships takes place on August 21-23rd already for the 24th time!

National Championships start during the spring and entry for the Dark Horses' Qualifications (August 22nd in Oulu) will be opened in summer. Stay tuned for more info.



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If not, check them out from the links above!



What an amazing evening of World's Finest air guitaring we had!

Airnest Productions would like to give a huge round of applause and thanks to everyone involved in making this all happen, including i.a.:

The whole production team, City of Oulu / Business Oulu, Oulun liikekeskus ry, Oulun Energia and all of the other partners, wonderful hosts Jani Kortti and Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard - who is also a magnificent ambassador of air guitar worldwide, volunteers, audience who always show up may it rain or thunder, the National Championships' organizers, and most importantly the fantastic performers!

The full stream from the World Final can be watched here.

Stay tuned for the next edition - until then, MAKE AIR NOT WAR!


ecocompass certified event production

Oulu August festival applied for an Eco certificate, EcoCompass - and we got it as the first event from the whole Northern Finland! Air Guitar World Championships and Oulu Music Video festival were audited and all the other festivals did their share, too. 

The EcoCompass certificate demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving and complying with the 10 criteria of EcoCompass and is based both on the respective Nordic environmental management systems and on international standards on environmental management.


The Air Guitar Wolrd Champion 2018 is Nanami "Seven Seas" Nagura 

Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura took over the stage with her energetic and surprising Cinderella-themed performance, mesmerized the honored judges and made it to the first place of Air Guitar World Championships 2018. 

Seven Seas made it to the finals as a Japan’s national champion, traveled all the way from Tokyo, to rock the stage in front of the audience of thousands at Rotuaari square.

Matt “The Airistotle” Burns from The USA scored the second, and the third place was taken over by Dana "Dana-Saurus Rex" Schiemann from Canada.

PHOTOS for non-commercial web use. For other use contact hanna (a)
Credit: Juuso Haarala



1. Nanami  Nagura, ”Seven Seas”, JPN [35,8]

2. Matt Burns, ”The Airistotle”, USA [35,1]

3. Dana Schiemann, ”Dana-Saurus Rex”, CAN [34,2] 

4. Andrew Finn, ”Flyin Finn”, USA [33,7]

5. Kate Rose, “KitKat”, USA [33,4]

5. Sven Smith, ”Sven Spandex” UK [33,4]

7. Jason Farnan, ”Lt Facemelter”, USA [32,6]

7. Alex Roberts, ”Jinja Assassin”, AUS [32,6]


9. Vincent Roussel, ”Lord Scrat”, FRA

10. Patrick Culek, ”Ehrwolf”, GER    

11. Rachel Sinclair, ”Agnes Young”, USA

12. Toshio Kado, ”Shariten Kd”, JPN

13. Brittany Diaz, ”Georgia Lunch”, USA

13. Daniel Oldemeier, ”Moredrive”, GER

15. Lyrae (Lily) Freriechs, ”Lily Rocknroll”, AUS

The World Champion was awarded an electric guitar, a Flying Finn, impeccably handcrafted by honored guitar crafter Matti  Nevalainen and her daughter Saara Nevalainen. The winner gets also a spot in next year’s championships’ World Final and a year of honor as The Air Guitar World Champion. The Final was competed through a bit of rain, but the drops did not bother the audience and totally not the competitors. The winner was announced with the thunder roaring in the background.

The judges evaluate contestants in three categories; choreography, the accuracy of their performance and “Airness” of the competitor. All in all, 15 skilled and fierce finalists climbed to the stage on the World Finals. Each contestant plays for one minute along the song of their choice, and after that, they play a common song of organiser’s choice, which remained as a secret until the beginning of the World Final. This year the song was Hellacopters – Hopeless case of a kid in denial.

The honoured Final Jury included Samu Forsblom, the City of Oulu’s Director of Culture, singer Suvi Aalto, Mika Lammassaari, guitarist from the band Mors Subita, Asta Salomaa, a musician and festival producer and the last but not totally the least, Juha Torvinen, honorary air guitar jury member since the beginning of Air time.



The finalists will perform in order below in tonights FINALS!. Showtime at 8pm. Eight airheads will move to the second round and at the end of the day, we know our new Air Guitar World Champion.  

1. Lt. Facemelter
2. Lily Rocknroll
3. Agnes Young
4. Moredrive
5. Flying Finn
6. Lord Scrat
7. Shariten Kid
8. KitKat
9. The Airistotle
The Jinja Assassin
11. Sven Spandex
12. Georgia Lunch
13. Seven Seas
14. Dana-saurus Rex
15. Ehrwolf


1 17,4 Kate Rose KitKat USA
2 17,1 Toshio Kado Shariten Kd JAP
3 17 Andrew Finn Flying Finn USA
4 17 Vincent Roussel Lord Scrat FRA
5 16,8 Lyrae (Lily) Freriechs Lily Rocknroll AUS
6 16,8 Rachel Sinclair Agnes Young USA
7 16,8 Jason Farnan Lt. Facemelter USA
8 16,8 Daniel Oldemeier Moredrive GER
16,7 Bob Wagner Mr. Bob CAN
16,7 Frederic Reau French Kiss FRA
16,7 Aapo Rautio Slightly Bigger FIN
16,6 Kyle Privette Sweetness USA
16,6 Timothy J Evans ICAiRUS CAN
16,6 Cameron Hawk Pork Sword USA
16,6 Mark Slater Whiskey Pockets CAN
16,5 Del-Kun Chen Neo G.Tso TAIW
16,4 Jaime Farnan DDT USA
16,3 Richard Anderson Spudboy USA
16,1 Rizwan Ahsan Papa Air USA
16,1 Daisuke Iwata Ganta G. Crusher JAP
15,9 Kereel Blumenkrants Toaster Strudel RUS
15,9 Matthew Dailey His Airness USA
15,9 John Humphrey Noah Strings Attached USA
15,8 Rachel Meyers-Hawk Stabitha Christie USA
15,8 Carlos Mengual Hanzel the Manzel CAN
15,8 Tom Hill Sgt Wrecker AUST
14,8 Katharina Tomaschek Viking Aurora GER


Tonight (23.8.) 27 talented air guitarists from around the world will battle for a spot to the World Final stage.

Venue: 45Special
Showtime: 10 pm

Cloak room fee 2,50 €


oulu music video festival

Air Guitar Carte Blanche
THURSDAY 23.8. 16:00 - STUDIO - 5€

Make Air, Not War! In honor of the 23rd Air Guitar World Championships Air Guitar Canada producer Tim “Glen Airy Glen Rocks” Evans and the US champion of 2013 Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan have curated a very special screening of proper material to get you pumped for this year’s competition!

Tim "Glen Airy Glen Rocks" Evans and Jason "Lt. Facemelter" Farnan are present at the screening.

25 years of celebrating the visualisation of music and promoting Finnish music video.
Nordic oddity. Cutting edge DIY.



Air Guitar World Championships offers cheerful side program in addition to the contest events.

Airientation day on Wednesday 22nd includes an amazing sauna experience by the riverside of Oulujoki at sauna ferry SMBoat and continues with an evening party at the beautiful Villa Salmenranta.

More info here.

Airientation is open for everyone but don't wait too long as the spots are limited!
Tickets are sold on our webshop


dark horses' qualifying round full

The Dark Horses' Qualifying Round has been very popular this year. The quota is now full and entry form closed. 

Thanks for all of the enthusiastic air guitarists, see you in August!



The Dark Horses' Qualifying Round is the last chance to get to the World Final. Only the official National Championships and the defending World Champion go directly to the World Final - other need to try their best at the qualifcations in Oulu.

The Dark Horses' Qualifying Round is held on Thursday 23 August at 45Special. The venue is going to be packed with air guitar enthusiasts so be prepared for a sweaty and thrilling evening! Go to ENTRY page for more info.

Media accreditations will be accepted only through the accreditation form and until August 10.
More info and link to the form on the PRESS page. If you have any questions, contact: press(a)


feeling like a very important person?

We think you are, too, so pamper yourself with VIP treatment! Our VIP passport includes entry to a VIP area, a food buffet with local delicacies and a very special show just for you VIP's by the one and only air guitar legend, Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard!

Buy your VIP passport from our webshop. Selling ends at August 17th, but don't wait too long as the spots are limited.

Our VIP is a great way to thank employees / stakeholders, have a party with friends or family, or just to enjoy the marvellous show with happy people and a satisfied stomach. Our hosts will take good care of you and make sure you'll have an evening to remember.



We are very happy to welcome Australia, Denmark and UK to our official worldwide network! 

Japan, USA, Canada and Germany continue on board, so this is going to be an amazing Air Guitar year!



BACK AT ROTUAARI, dark horses' entry and accreditation

Air Guitar World Championships Finals will be held at Rotuaari square, Oulu city center. The final week includes also other cool stuff from Wednesday's Airientation (program tba) to Thursday's Dark Horses' Qualifications.

Media accreditation will open on June 11th at the press section.

Entry for the qualification opens on July 2nd here



Oulu August Festival (a network of eight independent festivals in which AGWC is also a part of) is applying for an  EcoCompass certificate. We want to make an effort towards more sustainable event producing.

The EcoCompass certificate demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving and complying with 10 criteria. EcoCompass is based both on the respective Nordic environmental management systems and on international standards on environmental management. 

Auditing will be done during the summer in each festival and after that we will know if our goals have been reached. Keep on rocking in a green world!

Air Off 2017. Air guitarists enjoying Finnish nature.




Air Guitar World Championships was on display at Souh by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW is the most significant get-together for entertaintment industry in the Unites States. 

Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard rocked at Super Finland -event organized by Creative Export Innovation, IVANAHelsinki and Grandpop in collaboration with Visit Finland and Business Oulu in House of Scandinavia and EU @ SXSW. 



New fans and air guitarists were found from all ages, all around the world! 

Photos: Hanna Ikonen 



the coolest events come from oulu

BALTIC SNOW CALL 2018 is an international snow sculpting contest which brings together top sculptors from 10 different countries to battle over gold and glory in Nallikari, Oulu on February 21st - 25th. This one of a kind snow sculpting competition is part of the International Association of Snow and Ice Sculpture’s official event calendar.

Sat 24th Art of Snow and Light with Lumo Light Festival. The contest area will be illuminated and turned into a unique and magical Winter Art Park. More info coming soon!

Sun 25th The awards ceremony starting at 1pm at the contest site. Three best teams will be awarded and the amazing air guitar legend Nordic Thunder performs, so don't miss it! Free entry.

More info & program:

Photo: Anna Koivukangas


Our friends at POLAR BEAR PITCHING worked hard and so the fifth event became a reality. Startup companies jumped to a hole cut through the ice in the frozen Baltic Sea to pitch to international investors and global audience. Polar Bear Pitching combines modern international business culture and the cornerstone of Finnish culture, sisu.

AGWC was also involved in this wonderful madness as Markus "Black Raven" Vainionpää descended into the icy waters and showed how air guitaring is done with an attitude! Check out for yourself at the livestream!

More info here



AGWC 2018 

Prepare for the awesome 23rd edition - The Air Guitar World Championships will take place on August 22nd - 24th 2018. Venue and program will be annouced later. Stay tuned! 



air guitar workshops

AGWC is a part of Oulu August Festival. In 2017, as Finland celebrates its centenary of indepence, we were also making Identiteettien kaleidoskooppi ("caleidoscope of identities") happen - a series of events which aims to point out characterictics and strengthen difference as a part of being a Finn. 

Previous World Champions Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard and Markus Vainionpää lead air guitar workshops for children and youngsters. They encouraged the participants to be creative and express themselves boldly, and told about the positive things that playing an air guitar has brought in their lives, such as border crossing friendship and sense of community. 





AGWC finalists had a photoshoot with WWF's panda shirts at the backtage area. Make Fresh Air, Not War!

Photos: Olga Lesonen


visitor survey

Visitor survey and the lottery have been executed for 2017.

Thank you!

Matt “The Airistotle” Burns takes the title of Air Guitar World Champion again

The 22nd  Air Guitar World Championships were held in Oulu, Finland in freezingly cold weather. Despite the poor weather conditions, the performances from the 15 finalists were steaming. The reigning champion, Matt “Airistotle” Burns (USA) defended his title successfully with the score of 35,4, only the fourth time in the contest´s 22 years of history. The runner ups, Patrick "Ehrwolf" Culek from Germany and Alexander "The Jinja Assassin" Roberts from Australia were tied for the second place with the score of 34,6. Third place went to Japanese 15-year-old Show-Show, who competed for the first time outside Japanese soil.

15 air guitarists from around the world competed in this year’s world finals. Here are the results: 

1.Matt "Airistotle" Burns, USA, 35,4

2.Patrick "Ehrwolf" Culek, Germany, 34,6

2.Alexander "The Jinja Assassin" Roberts, Australia, 34,6

3.SHOW-SHOW, Japan,  34,5

4.Luke "Van Dammage" Sevcik, USA, 34,3

5.Genevieve "The Phoenix" LeBlanc, Canada, 34,1

6.Nicole "Mom Jeans Jeanie" Sevcik, USA, 33,9

7.Toshio "Shariten Kd" Kado, Japan, 33,5

8. HAN SU "Devil's Adam" YONG, South-Korea, 16,7

8. Thom "w!ldth!ng" Wilding, United Kingdom, 16,7

9. Marc "Airbreaker" Dumont, Germany, 16,5

10. Steve "Fran Chopin" Ruggiero, USA, 16,4 

11. Del-Kun "G. Tso Money" Dave Chen, Taiwan, 16,2  

12. Mikael "Goilarn" Nyrén, Sweden, 16,1

12. Rizwan "Papa Air" Ahsan, USA/Pakistan, 16,1

High quality photos are available here. Photographer: Juuso Haarala. Please note that the photos can be used without a compensation only for non-commercial web use. The photographer has to be mentioned. For print photos contact hanna(a) 


New World Champion of Air Guitar will be crowned tonight, as the World Finals takes place in Oulu, Finland. 


1. Del-Kun "G. Tso Money" Dave Chen, TWN

2. Mikael "Goilarn" Nyrén, SWE

3. Rizwan "Papa Air" Ahsan, USA/PAK

4. Luke "Van Dammage" Sevcik, USA

5. Marc "Airbreaker" Dumont, GER

6.  Alexander "The Jinja Assassin" Roberts, AUS

7. Toshio "Shariten Kd" Kado, JP

8. HAN SU "Devil's Adam" YONG, KOR

9. Steve "Fran Chopin" Ruggiero, USA 

10. Thom "w!ldth!ng" Wilding, ENG 

11. Matt "Airistotle" Burns, USA 


13. Genevieve "The Phoenix" LeBlanc, CAN

14. Nicole "Mom Jeans Jeanie" Sevcik, USA

15. Patrick "Ehrwolf" Culek, GER

The Finals start at 8 PM (Finnish time) and it can be watched from this address:


For more info, please call Mr. Anssi Ikonen, +358 40 725 27 98


A U.K. air guitar veteran and an American living in Thailand playing a French character tied for first place at the Dark Horses’ Qualifying Round for the Air Guitar World Championships on Thursday 24 August.

Thom ”w!ldth!ng” Wilding and faux Frenchie Steve “Fran Chopin” Ruggerio, along with eight other air guitarists from 12 different countries have advanced to tomorrow’s competition - the 22ndAir Guitar World Championships.

Altogether 20 Dark Horses took part in the qualification. These winners will face off against four champions from the U.S., Japan, Germany, and Canada, as well as reigning world air guitar champion Matt “Airistotle” Burns (US).

1. Steve ”Fran Chopin” Ruggiero (USA) 17.4
1. Thom “W!ldth!ng” Wilding (ENG) 17,4
2. Han Su “Devil´s Adam” Yong  (KOR) 17,2
3. Toshio “Shariten Kd” Kado  (JP) 17,0
4. Alexander ”Jinja Assassin”  Roberts (AUS) 16,9
5. Luke ”Van Dammage” Sevcik (USA) 16,8
5. Marc ”Airbreaker” Dumont (GER) 16,8
5.Rizwan “Papa Air” Ahsan (USA/PAK) 16,8
6. Mikael “Goilarn” Nyrén (SWE) 16,6
7. Del-Kun (G. Tso Money” Dave Chen (USA) 16,4

8. Tom “ Sgt. Wrecker” Hill (AUS) 16,3
9. Matthew “His Airness” Dailey (USA) 16,2
10. Park Jin “The Clown” Woo (KOR) 15,8
10. Tim "Six String General" Granlund (USA) 15,8
11. Katharina "President AirPump" Tomaschek (GER) 15,7
12. Matti "Höpö-Masa" Högman (FIN) 15,5
13. Amy "Stack Attack" Stack (USA) 15,4
14. Kimmo "Izzy" Nurmi (FIN) 15,0
15. Kari "Kari"Pulkkinen (FIN) 14,6
16. Jeffrey "Asian Invasion" Mo (CAN) 14,4

Photos can be found here. Photographer: Juuso Haarala.

The 22nd Air Guitar World Championships takes place tomorrow night 25 August at 8pm UTC +3 and can be watched via livestream at


agwc merchandise 

We have new awesome t-shirts and bags available! The merchandise has a picture of Air Guitar World Championship legends. Our merchandise is being sold this week at our info desk (the Radisson Blu hotel, Hallituskatu 1, Oulu.) Opening hours: Wed 23rd - Thu 24th 12pm-4pm & Fri 25th 2pm-6pm. If there's any left after the festival, we'll sell the rest via our webshop.


Airheads fighting against climate change

Check out some cool climate pledges below, and leave your's here. For environmen't sake.

Make Fresh Air, Not War!


introducing the 2017 National champions 

We asked this year's awesome, newly crowned national champions a few questions - find out what they had to say about themselves and how they got involved in air guitar from our blog!


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - minimizing your carbon footprint

Households do not need to make massive changes to reduce emissions. Recycling old clothes or saving energy at home helps to reduce the effects of climate change. Helping the environment has a big significance on which kind of world we live in the future. In WWF's blog there are three things listed that YOU can do to help slow down climate change.

It is advocated that sustainable options are always better, because the burning of fossil fuels is one of the leading causes of climate change, increasingly putting our environment, wildlife, and people at risk. And with smarter, more sustainable green ways of producing energy, we can help conserve Earth's precious resources. Read from the blog about the little things that you can do; for example, buy environmentally-friendly products or install energy-efficient light bulbs. Little things matter!

Our partner WWF Finland states that climate change might just be the largest environmental issue ever faced and a single person can influence by changing living, traveling and eating habits. So, let's reduce, reuse and recycle!


Markus "Black Raven" Vainionpää had an awesome videoshoot with a couple of Japanese comedian stars and a production company. Read more about the greatness from our blog.


You'll find the Final week's schedule from the PROGRAM section. Affordably priced tickets to the Airientation day on Wed 23rd August and World Final's VIP passes and packages can be bought at our webshop!



Air Guitar World Championships is held at Kuusisaari's new event park. The World Final is free of charge and without age limitations. There is food and merchandise to be bought and a bar area for adults. We recommend to arrive early due to security check.

A superb Hard Rock band Temple Balls starts the show with an energetic live show! 

6 pm Gates open
7 pm Temple Balls
8 pm World Final begins



VIP Passports for the World Final are being sold at our webshop!

The price is very affordable and includes entry to VIP with best views and a buffet dinner. Buy yours now and experience the unique vibe of an internationally acclaimed entertainment event at the new Kuusisaari event park on Fri 25th August!



The Air Guitar VIP package includes the following:

  • VIP-passport for the AGWC Final 25th August 2017: entrance to VIP tent with an excellent view to the stage and buffet dinner. 
  • accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu, close to the festival area
  • Super Breakfast
  • evening and morning saunas with swimming pool
  • access to EasyFit fitness center
  • complimentary WiFi (200 MB)

Book yours from the hotel! 

Inquiries: tel. +358 (0)20 1234 700,

See also the INFO-section and our ridiculously cool brochure (PDF) 



Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard repreented AGWC and Oulu at Astana Expo, Kazakstan. Read all about the amazing trip here!




Media accreditation for the Air Guitar World Championships is now open. We will give you further information on the event when accepted accreditations are confirmed.

Please read and fill the form carefully. Inquiries: anssi (a)



The Enrolment has begun

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 24 August. The contestants can sign up in the qualifying round at the Air Guitar World Championships website.

The registration deadline is Friday 11 August. National Champions and the Dark Horses will challenge the reigning World Champion, Matt “Airistotle” Burns, who returns to Oulu from USA to defend his title. 




Air Guitar Canada

If it’s about making joy and creating world peace – why not have fun doing it while raising money for charitable interests?


People ride bikes, run marathons, eat hot dogs, pour buckets of ice water on their heads – all in the name of getting attention to causes and challenging others to contribute to worthy initiatives. Why not Air Guitar?

Read more from our blog...



We at Air Guitar World Championships are concerned about the quality of our dear instrument, an thus this year's theme is climate change. Each of us can make a difference with what we have. Let's do all we can to keep our mutual instrument playable also in the future!

We gladly cooperate with responsible operators. If you want to stand out positively, contact us (see the INFO section).

More on the theme soon. Until then: Make fresh Air, Not War!



Air Guitar World Championships Final will be held on Fri 25th August at Kuusisaari (an island near Oulu city center) - as a part of the new event park's Grand Opening! The Super Weekend, "Kuuskan paluu", is organized in collaboration with the City of Oulu.

More info and entry for Dark Horses' Qualifications and press accreditation coming soon - stay tuned! 



JAPANESE air guitar season

Air Guitar qualifiers will begin in June in Japan!

Preliminary round:
3 Jun at Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo
17 Jun at Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo
22 Jul at Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo

Final round:
4 Aug Dark Horse in Yunomoto Hot Spring, Kagoshima
5 Aug FINAL in Yunomoto Hot Spring, Kagoshima 
6 Aug Air Off in Yunomoto Hot Spring area, Kagoshima

More info: AG Japan (in Japanese)



Air Guitar Season starts in April in USA! 

4/28 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
5/6 – Custer, SD – The Frontier Grill
5/11 – Aurora, IL – Two Brothers Roundhouse – Wayne’s World 25th Anniversary Festival
5/12 – Austin, TX – Full Circle Bar Austin
5/19 – Seattle, WA – LoFi Seattle
5/20 – Nashville, TN – The Family Wash/Garage Coffee
5/20 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
5/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Blue Lagoon
5/26 – Denver, CO – 3 Kings Tavern
6/3 – Des Moines, IA – Doc's Lounge
6/10 – Newport, AR – Jacksonport State Park – Portfest Festival

More info: US Air Guitar



Air Guitar Canada has published dates for regional events and National Championships!

Ottawa – May 6th – House of Targ – TICKETS
Toronto - May 13th – Drake Underground – TICKETS
Red Deer, AB – June 1st – Bo’s Bar and Grill – TICKETS
Eastern Ontario (Gananoque) – Fri. June 9th – Firehall Theatre 
Saskatoon – June 10th – Farmer’s Market – FREE EVENT (Suggested Donation $10)
Kamloops, BC – June 15th – CJ’s NightClub – TICKETS
Medicine Hat – June 17th – The Local – PWYC
Stony Plain, AB – Fri. June 23rd – Moonshiners Bar 
Montreal – TBA
Hamilton – July 5th – This Ain’t Hollywood – TICKETS

More info: Air Guitar Canada 




Hanna Ikonen has started working as the new producer for the Air Guitar World Championships. Ikonen has studied Cultural Management and Production and worked as a producer in different parts of Finland.

”I’m excited about the opportunity to produce and develop this magnificent event! The sense of community and creativity of the network around the competition has impressed me. Music is one of the dearest things in my life and I can’t wait to experience the awesome atmosphere of the Air Guitar World Championships.”

Air Guitar World Championships 2017 will be held in Oulu, Finland at August 23th - 25th.

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.


Oulu - the Capital of Northern Scandinavia. Breath-taking nature, world-leading technological expertise, cutting-edge university research. Young people and rich cultural life with a cool Finnish spirit. Big city character with a small town coziness. Real innovation means entering the unknown darkness - exceed your expectations in Oulu.