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Air Guitar World Championships - AGWC - is an event concept of entertainment and showmanship. Since 1996, the contest has gone world­wide with massive international press coverage, several official national championships as well as tons of devoted fans. In addition to live audience, the event reaches millions of contacts via international media coverage every year.

Air Guitar World Championships is an internationally protected trademark and a creative brand with unique niche appeal – for world peace with zero guitars. 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.”

The air guitar phenomenon goes far beyond the event, and it has inspired filmmakers, authors, academic researchers and journalists for over two decades – not to mention the devoted fan base that keeps on rocking in the free world for 365 days a year.


Press video: (password: agwcpress)

Airnest Productions has a vast collection of quality video and photo material from past years. If you need some, don't hesitate to ask!

Photo: Juuso Haarala

Please notice, that Air Guitar World Championships is an

Use of the brand without a permit in any way is prohibited.

Photos at our media gallery can be used without a fee for solely non-commercial web use. Any other use will be considered a copyright infringement.The photographer and Air Guitar World Championships has to be mentioned. For other use contact the Air Guitar Office.

We are happy to do business and collaborate with companies that share our values of peace, sustainable development and equality. We are open to all kinds of suggestions (within good taste) - contact us if you're interested in our unique brand, and CHECK OUT THE PARTNERS SECTION!



Air Guitar Office - airnest productions ltd.

Hanna Ikonen
tel. +358 (0)44 700 1057


Postal address:
Airnest Productions Ltd.
Cultural Centre Valve
P.O. Box 42 (Hallituskatu 7)
90015 Oulu


Air Guitar World Championships is part of Oulu August Festival. A month-long celebration of culture features hundreds of events ranging from music and cinema to literature and performance arts.


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.


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