aapo Rautio waiting for his turn to perform standing next to a brick wall

Ten air guitarists made their way to World Final

10 air guitarists made their way to tomorrow's Air Guitar World Championships Final. The Dark Horses' Qualifying Round was arranged at 45Special, on Thursday 25th of August, and in total there were 22 Dark Horses competing.

Luke Sevic  - ”Van Dammage”
Kirill Blumenkrants- ”Guitarantula”
Jacque Messel –”Jessie Spandex”
Dan Crane - “Björn Türoque”
Aapo Rautio – “The Angus”
Vincent Roussel – ”Lord Scrat”
Miska Haakana – ”Pink Lightning”
Lloyd Weema – ”Stonehenge”
Hilkka Haaga – ”Gore Kitty”
Tom Hill – ”Stg. Wrecker”

The continuing contestants will face and challenge the official National Champions and the defending World Champion, Rob "The Marquis" Messel, in tomorrow's World Final.

The World Final is a celebration of love and peace

The Air Guitar World Championships Final will be held 26th of August in the Rotuaari Square, Oulu. The World Final starts at 08:00 PM (UTC +3) and lasts approximately 2 hours. It will also be streamed live on www.airguitarworldchampionships.com.

The National Champions and Dark Horses will challenge the reigning World Champion, Rob "The Marquis" Messel (US). 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 Matti Nevalainen.

The Final is hosted by the esteemed Master of Airemonies, Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard.  The World Final offers performances of the world’s best air guitarists and a magnificent show with a free entry - welcome!

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