Air guitarists rock out ahead of 2015 world championship finals

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Air guitar performers competed at the 45 Special bar in Oulu, Finland on Thursday for the chance to be featured at the finals of the 2015 Air Guitar World Championships. Nine out of the 30 contestants were chosen to advance into Friday’s finals. Among the successful strummers were contestants from Russia, Germany, Italy, Finland, the UK and US. The rock bar 45 Special is hosting the 20th Air Guitar World Championships from 26 to 28 August, 2015. Participants from all over the world will be judged on their technical ability, mimesmanship, stage presence, and ‘airness’; a subjective category which will judge performers on the artistic merit of their performance. Prizes for the winner include a ‘Flying Finn’ guitar donated by Queen guitarist Brian May.