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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.

Schedules for Luminate 2015 are out now!

Posted on 25-01-2015 in Festival News

Luminate Festival schedules are now available online and can be viewed here. You can also download a pdf version of the festival schedule by clicking the download button in the module beside this news item.

Check out the line up and sets times for the Live Stage, Electronic Zone, plus Workshops, Circus-Space & Kids activities happening over the week - there's heaps of cool things going on, plenty for everyone!

Headline acts include - Beats Antique (USA), Desert Dwellers (USA), Ganga Giri (AUS), Wild Marmalade (AUS), Knights of the Dub Table, dDub, Spiral, Deya Dova, Freq Nasty (UK), Perfect Stranger (ISR), Terrafractyl (AUS), JPOD (CAN), DOV1 (USA), Hypnagog (AUS), Dark Nebula (AUS), Biolumigen (USA), The Underscore Orchestra (USA), My Baby (NL), and many more!

Jamie Janover (USA) returns to host workshop sessions on Nassim Haramein’s quantum science research on the unified field, including a full day session on 3rd Feb.

A diverse mix of music genres is spread across five zones, ranging...

Tickets Update for Luminate 2015

Posted on 20-01-2015 in Festival News

Advance tickets saving up to $30 off gate sales are available from GB Visitor Center, Motueka & Nelson i-sites until Friday 30th January while stocks last. Gate sales are available from Wed 28th January - Monday 2nd Feb 5pm. No admission after this time.

Gates open 10am Wed 28th Jan. Workshop zones & Village Market open Thursday 29th Jan 8am. Welcome ceremony for all participants at 8pm Thurs. Music zones open 10pm Thurs.

Most people arrive on the first Wednesday or Thursday and stay for the whole festival. However for those needing to arrive late there are Long weekend (valid Sat-Wed), Late arrival (valid Sun-Wed) and Nelson Anniversary (valid Mon-Wed) tickets are available from the festival gate from Saturday onwards at reduced prices for Adult and Youth (14-18yrs). Children under 14 yrs and seniors over 75 yrs can attend for free.

Long Weekend, Late Arrival and Nelson Anniversary tickets are the only online tickets still available from Eventfinda and will be on sale...

Schedules for Luminate 2015 are out now!

Posted on 25-01-2015 in Festival News

Luminate Festival schedules are now available online and can be viewed here. You can also download a pdf version of the festival schedule by clicking the download button in the module beside this news item.

Check out the line up and sets times for the Live Stage, Electronic Zone, plus Workshops, Circus-Space & Kids...

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Tickets Update for Luminate 2015

Posted on 20-01-2015 in Festival News

Advance tickets saving up to $30 off gate sales are available from GB Visitor Center, Motueka & Nelson i-sites until Friday 30th January while stocks last. Gate sales are available from Wed 28th January - Monday 2nd Feb 5pm. No admission after this time.

Gates open 10am Wed 28th Jan. Workshop zones & Village Market open Thursday...

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Workshops 2015

Cravings/Addictions - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Cravings/Addictions - Dr. Sam

A holistic approach to cravings/addictions: Taming the addictive B.E.A.S.TTM.

Do you have cravings/addictions to food, alcohol, video games, shopping, smoking, work, or drugs? This unique workshop covers a holistic approach to treating cravings/addictions, called the 5-Phase Addiction Cycle (B.E.A.S.T)™. Learn more about the 5 phases here.

Diving Deeper: Introduction to Deep Ecology - Inna Alex

Posted on 05/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Diving Deeper: Introduction to Deep Ecology - Inna Alex

Guided transformational processes empower individuals to connect, transform and contribute to the healing of our world. Join a playful yet powerful deep dive into silent introspection and reflection. Experience enhanced connection through group and partner, movement and dialogue.

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

You fall in love, get married and for the first few years it’s wonderful. Then the magic goes out of the relationship. But what happens when you are married to a magician and can never escape the magic? Prepare for a hilarious retro spoof, combining acrobalance, manipulation, comedy and magic for the whole family.

 

Belly Dance for Kids - Lisa Māia Ambrose

Posted on 06/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Belly Dance for Kids - Lisa Māia Ambrose

All kids, girls and boys are invited to come along to learn the basics of Tribal Belly Dance, a dance with roots and movements based in many ancient cultures, which is well practiced today too. It will be fun and interactive for kids of all ages! 

 

Bokken (wooden sword) - Giselle Demelchiore

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bokken (wooden sword) - Giselle Demelchiore

Bokken is an ancient Japanese wooden sword used for peaceful martial arts practice. Take up the Bokken and learn basic solo movements and partnered forms, while developing concentration, centre (Hara), and breath control. Be introduced to a practice for developing strength of mind and body.

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Aaralyn of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company - Tracey Saunders

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Aaralyn of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company - Tracey Saunders

We’ll discover the origins, history and evolution of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. We’ll learn core movements characteristic of this style of dance and dance drills carried out in a safe manner to help us gain the muscle memory to execute the movements. We will then practice a short choreography integrating the movements we learned.

The Swan Sisters’ Roaming at Luminate - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

The Swan Sisters’ Roaming at Luminate - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

 

Betty and Britta, two colourful and hilarious characters interact with the festival punters. They have ukeleles and write zany songs with the public’s suggestions of words to join in. They then perform little five minute songs, with their crop of new words and punters for passers by.

Aikido and the grounded Spirit - Matthew Walker

Posted on 15/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Aikido and the grounded Spirit - Matthew Walker

A basic introduction to the practice of Aikido with an emphasis on experiencing the potential of this martial art as a practical tool for understanding the self relative to the whole.

African Rhythm - Elliott Orr

Posted on 21/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

African Rhythm - Elliott Orr

Rhythm is primal and a birthright to all, it is a universal language that transcends boundaries. Sometimes it takes a little coaxing to draw it out of us. Allow Elliott to help you find the pulse inside.. Come and learn to communicate without words.

 

Nia Movement - Bex Deva

Posted on 16/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Nia Movement - Bex Deva

Explore and play in the dance of Nia, a movement practice that teaches you the art of ‘Dancing Through Life”, feel more joy in your body as you connect to the 5 Sensations and 5 Stages of Movement while listening to Your body and moving to great music! A workshop exploring Sensing Stimulation, followed by a Nia class.

Suitable for all ages

 

Bex Deva has danced for much of her life and has been sharing...

Nutritional Anthropology - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Nutritional Anthropology - Dr. Sam

Confused about nutrition: Raw food? Vegan? Vegetarian? Flexitarian? Omnivore? Paleo? Learn the foundation of nutrition: Anthropology, the study of cultures prior to modern civilization.

Learn about Dr. Weston A. Price's nutritional research in the 1920s and 1930s on isolated indigenous cultures, including Eskimo, Aborigines, Maori, Peruvian, African, and Polynesian cultures. 

Sonic discoveries of traditional Maori instruments - Reti Hedley

Posted on 12/01/2015 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Sonic discoveries of traditional Maori instruments - Reti Hedley

Gain an insight into Maori traditional instruments and discover how they cross over to the digital realm of music. Learn about the history of various Maori instruments and their cultural origins. Find out how to apply Pre-European Maori instruments to modern genres of music.

Jikyo Jutsu - Giselle Demelchiore

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Jikyo Jutsu - Giselle Demelchiore

Experience one of the earliest forms of exercise developed in Japan. Described as a combination of gymnastics, aerobics and yoga - Jikyo-Jutsu is now regarded preventative or cure for certain physical conditions. Recommended as a tool for keeping in good health that is accessible to all ages and fitness levels.

Combining Yoga and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Michael Wynne

Posted on 12/01/2015 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Combining Yoga and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Michael Wynne

A series of workshops designed to explore health management, Zen meditation and Yoga techniques. Experience practical guidance of harmonising energy to improve health or achieve mental clarity. All experience levels can benefit from the tools of Classical Yoga, the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi Kung, Zen shiatsu and Pranayama breathing techniques.

Couples Massage - Elizabeth Stein

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Couples Massage - Elizabeth Stein

(PG-rated / clothes on). For Adults and young adults age 14+.  Come learn what really makes a massage feel good. Hint: It’s not about the technique, however, a few techniques will be shared.

Workshop suitable for loving partners, friends, and parent’s with interested older children.

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.


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Live Stage 2015

  • Amani
  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Carlos and Sybie
  • Carolina Moon
  • Chimuka
  • CirqueSanity
  • D-sens
  • Dark Nebula
  • dDub
  • Desert Dwellers
  • Deya Dova
  • DOV1
  • Dub Kirtan All Stars
  • Formidable Veggie Sound...
  • Galanjah
  • Ganga Giri
  • Henry & Makete
  • Hypnagog
  • Irie Vibes
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Janover & reSunator
  • Jon Sanders
  • Joshua Tree
  • JPOD
  • Kalya Scintilla
  • Knights of the Dub Table
  • Loose Connexionz
  • Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul
  • MudWood
  • My Baby
  • Mystic Beats
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Redwood Reider
  • Sika
  • Spiral
  • Terrafractyl
  • The Slacks

Electronic Zone 2015

  • BlueFrog
  • Defazed
  • DJ Aleon
  • DJ Cib
  • DJ Hobo
  • Eukali
  • FreQ Nasty
  • Gabby Gunn
  • Galangah
  • Herman Saiz
  • Josh Tasman
  • Joshua Tree
  • Ladykerbs
  • Leorion
  • Luccid
  • Melt
  • Pino
  • Scent
  • Shantaraam/Tech Aid/NightShayde
  • ShinDig
  • Siliconbeat
  • Simon Deep South Audio
  • Solomon
  • Systm.Bypass
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Treavor Moontribe
  • Waay
  • Warp
  • Wilderness
  • Wodjer Want
  • Wyldcard

Chillounge 2015

  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Chris Butler
  • Defazed
  • DJ Cib
  • Dj Dazy
  • Dj Kamotion
  • Dov1
  • Galanjah
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Joshua Tree
  • Karena Koa
  • Lunaspice
  • Mamadafunk
  • Manu
  • Matt Coldrick
  • Mental Extensions
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Shantaraam
  • Tala
  • The Hallelujah Tribe
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Waay
  • Wyldcard
  • Yeshe

Experiences

Friends recommended Luminate to me and I went as a volunteer in 2013. I had an amazing experience and will be back next year. The place is magic, the people are incredibly nice and helpful, and the workshops and presentations real...

Paul
long term traveller

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