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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.

Welcome to the much anticipated first music line-up announcement for Luminate 2015!!!

Posted on 17-10-2014 in Festival News

The stunning array of international, Australian and New Zealand artists includes: Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Ganga Giri, Knights of the Dub Table, dDub, Spiral, Deya Dova, The Slacks, Perfect Stranger, Terrafractyl, JPOD, DOV1, Kalya Scintilla, Grouch, Merkaba, and many more!

Visit the Live Stage section of the website, then simply click on the photo of any artist to read more about them and listen to their music online.

We are highly excited about the quality of artists participating in Luminate this year, and we trust you are too! Many of the artists create a fusion of styles, and the level of musical talent is outstanding!

Genres range from world beats, gypsy, dub, reggae, jazz, blues, funk, samba, folk, hip hop, glitch hop, electro swing, sacred bass music, dubstep, techno, progressive, psytrance and much more.

There are many more musicians, bands, producers, djs, workshops, performers and fun activities to be announced over the...

Early Bird Tickets (R2) on Sale Now!

Posted on 08-09-2014 in Festival News

Early Bird Tickets (R2) on Sale Now!

The second round of Early-Bird tickets to Luminate 2015 are on sale from 5th September 2014. First in first served, numbers are limited and are likely to sell fast, judging from the rate of sales of the first round of Early Birds! Adults can save $75 off full price, Youth (14-18yrs) can save $30. Buy Luminate tickets from the i-Site in Nelson, Takaka, Motueka, and Greymouth, or from Cosmic or Eventfinda. Visit the Tickets page here on our website for more info. Big thanx to all who already have thier Luminate tickets! Fresh new poster and first Line-up announcement coming soon!

Welcome to the much anticipated first music line-up announcement for Luminate 20…

Posted on 17-10-2014 in Festival News

The stunning array of international, Australian and New Zealand artists includes: Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Ganga Giri, Knights of the Dub Table, dDub, Spiral, Deya Dova, The Slacks, Perfect Stranger, Terrafractyl, JPOD, DOV1, Kalya Scintilla, Grouch, Merkaba, and many more!

Visit the Live Stage section of the website, then simply...

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Early Bird Tickets (R2) on Sale Now!

Posted on 08-09-2014 in Festival News

Early Bird Tickets (R2) on Sale Now!

The second round of Early-Bird tickets to Luminate 2015 are on sale from 5th September 2014. First in first served, numbers are limited and are likely to sell fast, judging from the rate of sales of the first round of Early Birds! Adults can save $75 off full price, Youth (14-18yrs) can...

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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.

The E-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 Flaming-Juggle-Poi-Toy-Zone 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.

Live Stage 2015

  • Amani
  • Beats Antique
  • dDub
  • Desert Dwellers
  • Deya Dova
  • DOV1
  • Dub Kirtan All Stars
  • Formidable Veggie Sound...
  • Ganga Giri
  • Grouch
  • Hypnagog
  • JPOD
  • Kalya Scintilla
  • Knights of the Dub Table
  • Merkaba
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Spiral
  • Terrafractyl
  • The Slacks
  • Treavor Moontribe

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Photos 2013

Photos 2013 by Lisa and Andre IsmaelPhotos 2013 by Thalita WalterfangPhotos 2013 by Michael ZeffPhotos 2013 by Emma Tree PhotographyPhotos 2013 by Charlie FoxPhotos 2013 by David RochaPhotos 2013 by Lana Simpson

Experiences

I want to thank you so much for our experience at Luminate. We had a great time and connected with many beautiful people. Thank you for what you do. You and the festival are amazing!! I know how much work organizing is and I appre...

Jorge, The Underscore Orkestra
The Underscore Orkestra plays a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy, Jazz and Swing, USA

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, 28th Jan - 4th Feb 2015. Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust. Registered Charity CC43938