Introducing the honorable judges!
Dark Horses Judges
The Dark Horses qualifying rounds are held at the 45 Special club, on Thursday 24th of August. The contestants will be carefully evaluated by the five following judges:
Aaron Gorman is an Irish Youtuber who lives in Oulu. He makes videos talking about Irish and Finnish culture, history and mythology! And also, video game based videos!
Darja Zaitsev is the Executive Director and Curator of Photo North – Northern Photographic Centre. Zaitsev is drawn to the diversity and materiality of photographic art, striving to create spaces for various interactions. Zaitsev looks forward to artistic air guitar experiences with a touch of humor.
ANU ARANGO ENQVIST
Anu Arango Enqvist is a theatre professional from Oulu directing, teaching and acting in many productions.
Antti Kairakari is an Oulu based writer and producer, co-founder of Film & TV production company Whatevergroup, and profoundly jack-of-all-trades. He built a ship and started a bar with the education of a dancer.
Harri Filppa is a Cartoonist, Comic Theorist and Director at Oulu Comics Center.
The Final Judges
The Air Guitar World Championships final is held at the Rotuaari square, in Oulu City Centre on Friday 25th of August. The qualified Dark Horses, National Champions, and the reigning world champion Kirill “Guitarantula” Blumenkrants will be evaluated by the following five judges:
It brings us great joy to have Hanna, the event’s producer from 2017 to 2022 back with us, as she is an important part of our AGWC family. After studying cultural management, Hanna has continued to channel her passion and expertise into the world of sustainable event management across Finland. Bringing five years of front-row experience, she undoubtedly steps into the role of a judge with exceptional insight.