Luminate Festival 2017

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Welcome to Luminate, a vibrant festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational knowledge sharing, and pioneering environmental initiatives. Stay tuned for Luminate 2017...

Applications for Music, Workshops, Healing & Circus at Luminate 2017 are Now Open!

Applications to contribute to Luminate are now open online. Music, Workshops (KISS), Hauora - Healing Hub, & the Circus-Space are now open. Visit the APPLY section of the website. Market food & goods traders, and Volunteers applications will be opening soon.

There are many ways to participate in Luminate - performing original world class live or electronic music, dj-ing, vj-ing, presenting inspirational knowledge-sharing sessions (workshops), teaching & performing circus arts, providing healing services, being a market trader, hosting kids' activites, taking on a volunteer role, joining the core crew, or by buying a ticket and participating in the co-creation of Luminate simply by being there and being yourself - everyone is a valued member of the Luminate community. We're looking forward to gathering with you all in just over 5 months time!


Early Bird Tickets to Luminate now on Sale in Stores and Online - from 21st July

Early Bird Luminate tickets are now on sale in stores around New Zealand, and online at Eventfinda and Cosmic Ticketing.

Adult save $115 off gate price, Youth (14-18yr) - save $45 off gate price. When the allocation of Early Bird tickets is sold, the next round of discounted tickets will be made available.

Early Birds are selling quickly. Visit the Tickets page for a list of shops and more details on Luminate tickets.

Early Bird Round 1 (Adult) Tickets Have Sold Out (10th July) - Round 2 now available

The Early Bird R1 adult tickets were quickly snapped up in five days. Tickets to Luminate 2017 are selling in record time, much faster than any previous years!

Early Bird Round 2 adult tickets are now available as a special offer to members of Luminate Festival newsletter subscribed by 5th July 2016, while stocks last. Tickets are due to go on sale in NZ stores and online 21st July 2016.

Massive thankyou to  everyone for buying your tickets early, it's so exciting to know you'l be joining us! We're feeling the love and sharing it : ) And thankyou all for being on the newsletter mailing list. We really appreciate being able to communicate important news with our global family. To stay connected, refer to Tips for making sure you receive our newsletter. Visit the Tickets page here on the website for details on...

Early Bird Tickets Now Available - Early!

Early Bird tickets are now available to members of the Luminate newsletter mailing list, Round 1 are selling out quickly. Early Birds offer a huge saving on the full price tickets. This special offer only applies to members of the Luminate newsletter, subscribed by 5pm 6th July 2016. Thankyou to everyone who's buying their tickets early, we're so grateful for this show of support. Numbers are generous but limited, first come first serve. To avoid disappointment please check your email settings and refer to Tips for making sure you receive our newsletter. Visit the Tickets page here on the website for details on all ticket options and conditions of admission.

Super-Early-Birds sold out in just a few hours!

Super-Early-Bird adult tickets sold out so much quicker than expected. We are so grateful to everyone who jumped at this offer, our hearts are full of a warm fuzzy glow! There was a generous amount available, and it's great to see so many people from Aotearoa and around the world planning their trip to Luminate. Thank you all!
 Youth (14-18yrs) SEB are still available while stocks last.

World Class Music

Luminate's Live Stage offers an authentic, world class line-up of talented musicians, spanning many contemporary and traditional genres and artists who merge live music with digital/computer technology to forge new and exciting, integrated pathways of musical creativity and performance.

TheElectronic Zone line-up at Luminate 2015 is packed full of amazing international and local talent, pushing the boundaries of contemporary electronic genres, and providing a world class experience of diverse, cutting edge dance music. it's the only dedicated zone for 100% electronic music at Luminate.

Tribal hosts acoustic drumming & other native instruments in a wonderland of organic sculpture and much barefoot dancing around the fire. Bring your percussion, your fire toys, your inspiration and join in this sharing space.

The Chillout Lounge offers a comfortable place to chill out, lounge around, and enjoy a mug of chai or a bliss ball, whilst soothing atmospheric soundscapes permeate your cells and encourage a heightened state of quantum relaxation.

The Village Stage's pitch will have a powered stage with a couple of mics and speakers and be located in the food zone.

Inspirational Workshops

Luminate Festival offers a  wide selection of workshops like Permaculture, Bio Dynamics, Yoga, Aikido, Jikyo Jutsu, Qi Gong, Holistic health, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Native plant medicine, Harakeke, Maori Legends, African dance, to Belly dancing and lots more. At night a selection of enlightening movies & documentaries are screened.

Music workshops include Celtic guitar, Irish low whistle, Irish bouzouki, African drumming, Didgeridoo, songs of medieval Spain, Indian Vocalisation, Kirtan, Stagecraft, Improvisation, and Electronic music production using Abelton Live and Logic.

The dedicated Juggle-poi-toy circus zone hosts sessions on juggling, poi, staff, slackline, unicycling, stilts, whip cracking, silks/aerial, acrobalance, hulahoop, and lots more; most are suitable for kids and adults. At night the zone transforms into spectacular choreographed fire performances, and look out for the many roving performers too.

Amazing Range of Activities

The Market is a colorful, spacious area; the central happening ‘home’ of the festival, offering quality, yummy healthy food, a range of wonderful products, and a open mic stage! It’s a great place to catch up with friends over a mouth-watering meal, coffee, juice or snack, and for parents to relax while the children enjoy a variety of activities.

The "Healing Hub – Hauora", offers a wide range of healing experiences from various styles of massage and other bodywork to channeled readings and light workers.

At the Circus Space you will find an extensive program of circus style workshops catering for all ages and abilities, and hosts a spectacular array of fire/LED performers each night throughout the festival.

When we say that the Luminate Festival is Kidz friendly, we mean much more than just 'allowing' Kids to be there with their parents... We actually try to make the event a memorable experience for all the children who come and to support their parents to enjoy being there with them.

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Photo Highlights 2015

Photos 2015 by Lisa and Andre IsmaelPhotos 2015 by David RivestPhotos 2015 by Gregg PainterPhotos 2015 by LemovisionPhotos 2015 by Leroy BullPhotos 2015 by Virginia Woods-Jack

Live Sets Luminate 2015


Thank you so much to the Luminate Festival organizers and everyone who was involved to make this wonderful uplifting event, its touched my life and I’ll never forget my experience I had there, and will hold on to the energies an...

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Luminate: to shine light, elevate spiritual consciousness, put a smile on your face; earth friendly festival of music, art, culture, intentional community, sustainability, celebration and inspiration; celebrating the ancient festival of Lughnasadgh, midway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust. Registered Charity CC43938