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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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Workshops 2015

Bodran/Irish drum and Irish Rythms - Helen Mayhew

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Bodran/Irish drum and Irish Rythms - Helen Mayhew

Folk music sessions to bring your instrument to…! This is an Irish drum (Bodhran) Rythms session providing enough participants bring a drum. All levels from beginner to intermediate are welcome to a full appreciation of the tradition of playing folk music where camaraderie and inclusiveness is at the heart of playing folk music in a group.

 

Sound, noise, music and humans – how our aural landscape can harm or heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

Posted on 16/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Sound, noise, music and humans – how our aural landscape can harm or heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

A discussion about how sound affects us on a cellular and energetic level, and how to practice mindfulness around sound in an environment for your family, workplace and community. Topics include research about physiological reactions to sound (both heard and produced by self) listening versus hearing, sound healing, muzak, cymatics, and the relationship between emotion and music..

The FireBugs

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The FireBugs

This fiery bunch based in Dunedin have been teaching and performing at Luminate for 3 years now and are very excited to be coming back for the 4th time! The Bugs have many fluid members who come and go, but the core consists of Keir Russell, Tama Te Mura, Mariya Semenova and Ben Prince – fire and flow artists who met and formed in Dunedin and got many a show together under their belts.

In 2012 the...

Yoga of Bass 2 - Claire Thompson & Darin McFadyen of FreQ Nasty

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Yoga of Bass 2 -  Claire Thompson & Darin McFadyen of  FreQ Nasty

The second part of The Yoga of Bass is “the asana class / DJ set & Ecstatic Bass Session combines a spiritual dub and bass-oriented DJ set with a yoga session, where vibrant yoga asana and free movement are specially sculpted to flow with the music.

The Hoop Hooligans

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The Hoop Hooligans

We are very excited to have The Hoop Hooligans, individually known as Zeph and Rewi, return to Luminate in 2015 and entertain us with their hilarious antics and top circus skills!

Together they form a super potent duo that combines hypnotic object manipulation, fire dance and comedy into an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages and cultures.    

Embodied Intuition - Christine Callanan

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Embodied Intuition - Christine Callanan

The intuition of the New Age differs from the usual intuition which you already know. The earlier intuition was orientated towards your gut feeling. Now the intuition happens through the unified heart chakra. This may be less noticeable but through this it is ensured that the mind is switched off.

 

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Explore the mysteries and your personal connection to the Great Mystery through understanding & awareness of the Planetary Grid and it's Songlines. Singer, Producer, Artist and Visionary, Deya Dova, shares her experiences visiting & recording live onsite at sacred sites around the world. Deya shares her knowledge of the planetary grid and her personal insights and ongoing exploration into ancient petroglyphs, star knowledge and...

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.

CircoFrico

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

CircoFrico

CircoFrico

Luminate is excited to welcome a wonderful Italian/Czech collaboration - CircoFrico

Klara and Matti form CircoFrico, fusing different skills to generate exciting new possibilities.

Between them they have experienced and performed in Circus, as street performers and in festivals across Europe and beyond, bringing a wealth of teaching and performing experience with both with children and adults in a number of different countries. 

Klara will be teaching workshops in aerial acrobatics and teaching paired acrobatics and acro yoga with Matti, whilst...

Djembejoy - drumming experience - Miro Klima

Posted on 15/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Djembejoy - drumming experience - Miro Klima

A thrilling experience of grooving to beats co-created in the moment by all involved, regardless of previous experience. Joy is the dominant theme & the way to achieving the euphoric, drumming experience is by following the laws of rhythm through which you will be guided

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. 

Kay Dent

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kay Dent

Kay Dent

From England Kay brings us the art of hoop manipulation. She has a wealth of teaching and performance experience gained at international events.

You can find Kay performing on the live stage in the evenings as part of CirqueSanity and in the Circus Space leading workshops in foot hooping and advanced hooping techniques.

Home grown Herbal Pharmacies and Growing Organic Spirulina - Tyson Hammond

Posted on 17/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Home grown Herbal Pharmacies and Growing Organic Spirulina - Tyson Hammond

Learn about the different herbs and native plants you can grow at home, helping you create your own medicine chest in your own garden. The herbal pharmacy growing in your back garden, personalised to you and your family’s needs, becomes more complete with the growing of super-food - Organic Spirulina.

Kids Storytelling with African drumming and dancing - Jimi Dale, Robert Fugah

Posted on 06/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Kids Storytelling with African drumming and dancing - Jimi Dale, Robert Fugah

Kids and parents will learn a simple drum beat, song and dance, which is part of a mythological story to express wholeness and unity. Breath, movement, music and voice create a sense of connection and encourage a feeling that we are all included and significant to each other.  

Suitable for all ages

Robert Koffie Fugah  I am passionate about my arts and love to see children grow and develop their enjoyment also. This reputation has...

Beneath Canaan - Kieran McKay

Posted on 17/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Beneath Canaan - Kieran McKay

What lies beneath Canaan? Discover how water gets there, where it goes and what it flows through. Who are the explorers? Listen to entertaining stories of what drives cavers to depths below. Gain local knowledge and a better understanding of the cave environment, the geology and hydrology of the mountain.

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

Just wanted to compliment you on a fine festival. It felt great to partake, to play and be a part of such a wonderful event. Must also say that the stage was fantastic. Lots of room, more than helpful stage hands and beautifully...

Dagmar Felber
Chimuka, Montage Design, nelson, nz

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