After a couple of quieter years the attendance of Oulu Music Video Festival and Air Guitar world Championships jumped back to over 10000 people. The music video and film screenings and the Air Guitar World Championships events attracted altogether over 11000 festivalgoers.
The most likely reason for the rise in attendance figures was the fact that this year the Air Guitar World Championships turned back into a free-admission event. On Friday Oulu Marketplace gathered more than 5000 people to witness the international spectacle of air guitar contestants and live performances by Anna Puu and Don Johnson Big Band.
The festival’s most popular music film screening was It Might Get Loud, starring Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge, with its two sold out screenings. Also the music video screenings pulled good crowds once again.