Airientation

Air Guitar World Championships

21.-23.8.2024 Oulu, Finland

21st of August 2024

Airientation is a happy reunion of the Air Guitar family, the best chance to meet old and new air guitar community members and the best way to start the Air Guitar World Championships week! Newbies, random visitors and local Oulu-people are all welcome.

2024 Airientation takes place on Wednesday 21.8., when the Air Guitar family and friends will see the MastAIR Class Air Guitar Show, take a tour around the Oulu city centre, and visit the new World Music School AIR building in Lipporanta. World Music School AIR, which operates under the Gamified Cohousing Oulu, is celebrating its grand opening and the Airientation crowd will get to enjoy some fun activities at it!

KEY INFO:
Wednesday 21.8.2024 at 12:00-16:30
Tickets: 15 € (Tickets will be available for purchase at the start of July)
Maximum amount of participants: 50

AIRIENTATION DAY PROGRAMME

AT 12:00 – GATHERING AT VALVE
@Culture Centre Valve – Address: Hallituskatu 7, 90100 Oulu

The Airientation Day begins with everyone gathering in the Culture Centre Valve lobby, by the coat racks in front of Valve Concert Hall (Valvesali.)

AT 12:15 – MASTAIR CLASS AIR GUITAR SHOW AT VALVE CONCERT HALL
@Culture Centre Valve, Valve Concert Hall – Address: Hallituskatu 7, 90100 Oulu

The MastAIR Class Air Guitar show created by the French and Belgian air guitarists will knock your socks off! The group of some well-seasoned air guitarists are bringing their whole new routine to Oulu, as a part of this year’s Airientation Day entertainment. The performance contains a participatory segment for the audience. 

AT 13:15 – WC / COFFEE BREAK

After the show, we will have a fifteen-minute toilet / coffee break. You’ll be able to buy coffee or other refreshments from Valve Café Restaurant Paljetti. 

KLO 13:30 – OULU CITY TOUR BEGINS

The Oulu-themed walkabout sets off from Culture Centre Valve. During the tour we’ll walk around the city centre, while sightseeing some characteristic Oulu attractions. The tour ends in Lipporanta where the next stop of the day is located. The tour is approximately 4 km (2.4 miles) long, and the walking pace will be slow-ish.

KEY STOPS OF THE TOUR:

📍13:30 – Leaving from Valve
📍Marketplace Square, Toripolliisi (“The Bobby at the marketplace”) statue
📍Oulu Market Hall
📍45 Special -club (Dark Horses venue)
📍Rotuaari Square, Rotuaarin pallo -sculpture
📍Paska kaupunni (Shitty City) graffiti
📍Observatory Café / Oulu Castle ruins
📍approx 15:00 – World Music School AIR (Through Raati and Kuusisaari)

approx. AT 15:00 – ARRIVAL TO WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL AIR
@World Music School AIR & Gamified Cohousing Oulu – Lipporannantie 16, 90500 Oulu

The first ever permanent school for air music: The World Music School AIR is celebrating its opening on the Airientation Day. The music school is based in an old 19th century log-framed building in Lipporanta, formerly known as the Store Talo. The World Music School AIR will be functioning under the – also new – Gamified Cohousing Oulu whose goal is to create communities and turn empty buildings into economies.  

The future plans of the Gamified Cohousing Oulu include hosting an artistic residency, as well as being a part of the Oulu Housing Fair 2025. 

You can find the Gamified Cohousing Oulu on Facebook and Instagram.

AT 15:00-> ACTIVITIES AT THE WORLD MUSIC SCHOOL AIR

At World Music School AIR, the last segment of our day’s programme consists of music jam sessions, opportunities to test out new (or maybe familiar) instruments, community art, and if the weather allows – yard games. Not to forget networking and fun conversations with each other.

AT 16:30 – OFFICIAL PROGRAMME OF THE AIRIENTATION DAY ENDS

The official programme of the day ends around 16:30 PM. After this you are free to keep hanging out and socializing at the school if you wish. Thank you for joining us, see you next year!

Timetable 2024

August 21: Airientation

August 22: Dark Horses Qualification

August 23: The World Final