World Final - Air Guitar World Championships

World Final

Air Guitar World Championships

23.–25.8.2023 Oulu, Finland

August 26, 2022

8 PM EEST – Rotuaari Square – Free Entry


The Air Guitar World Championships Final is a celebration of love and peace – the culmination of the world-wide season of air guitar and gathers only the best to the battle on stage in front of international crowd and media. The World Final offers performances of the world’s best air guitarists and magnificent show for both old and new friends of air guitar, hosted by the legendary Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard.

The National Champions and Dark Horses will challenge the reigning World Champion, Rob “The Marquis” Messel from the United States. Only one of them can be the master of Air and leave the stage with the shiniest trophy. The winner will be awarded with unique Flying Finn guitar, handmade by Mr. Matti Nevalainen.



World Final starts at 8 PM, duration approximately 2 hours.

The detailed program will be announced during the summer.

Disabled visitors

There is a separate, raised viewing area for disabled visitors. Rotuaari square can be very crowded so please be on venue in good time before the final begins.


Would you like to see the Air Guitar World Championships Final from the best seats on Amarillo’s terrace? With a VIP ticket it is possible!

The price of the VIP ticket includes dining in the Restaurant Amarillo in the company of the hosts of the Final, as well as exclusive access to Amarillo’s terrace, which offers a good view of the stage.

Dinner starts at 6 pm EEST, after which there is plenty of time to move to the terrace seats before the final starts at 8 pm EEST.

Amarillo’s menu for Air Guitar VIP guests:

Nachos GF, LF
Quacamole, Tomato Salsa and Crème Fraîche GF, LF
Green Salad and Mango Vinaigrette GF, LF
Halloumi Quinoa Salad GF, LF
Potato Salad GF, LF
Coleslaw GF, LF

Overcooked Pibil-Style Pork and Pepper Sauce GF, LF
Falafel Patties and Chipotle Mayonnaise GF, LF
Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges GF, LF

Passion Panna Cotta
Fresh Fruits

Note: Drinks at own expense

The price of a VIP ticket is €55.

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