Air Guitar UK Championships 2013
Sat May 4 2013
photo: Catriona Gray
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Apr 22 2013
Besides a good lie-in and maybe a walk, the May bank holiday weekend can only mean one thing: the return of the Air Guitar UK Championships. (Goes without saying, we know.) Watch the finest air guitarists in the land compete for a place in August’s world championships in Finland, where they’ll air off against contestants from 20 – yep, 20 – other countries. The rules, in so far as they exist, are simple: ‘You must have a guitar and it must be made of air and therefore be invisible’.
Last year’s UK champ stole the show with an illuminated codpiece and rubber catsuit, though ‘purists’ prefer to let their finger-work do the rocking for them. Those feeling bold enough to enter are invited to visit the website for details. But if you'd prefer to just watch (us too), be aware that £2 from each ticket goes to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. Special guests include cult author Robert Rankin, occult comedian Andrew O'Neill and comic Tony Marrese.