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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

Empowering Local Food Resilience - Robina McCurdy

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Empowering Local Food Resilience - Robina McCurdy

 

Become inspired by successful examples of self reliant food production around Aotearoa, New Zealand. Learn how to set up an empowered information and resource sharing hub and about models to adopt and adapt to your context. Discover how to create your own local food trading system.

 

Dance Of The Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Dance Of The Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

Movement Medicine For Men! An experiential workshop to claim the energies of the sacred masculine archetypes, through the body, our own authentic movement and instinctual dance. Circle up with brothers in this dynamic body centered process to shamanic music. Adults only- Men only

Hormone Rebalancing - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Hormone Rebalancing -  Dr. Sam

Reclaim your hormones, reclaim your life: How to reduce fatigue, body fat, sugar cravings, low mood, mid-morning energy crash, and pain with this simple morning routine.

These 5 morning strategies are designed to be quick and effective for those that have limited time in the morning. 

Acupuncture Energetics for Life in the 21st Century - Alan Jansson

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Acupuncture Energetics for Life in the 21st Century - Alan Jansson

With this KISS we’ll develop our ability to benefit from the huge well-spring of knowledge of Traditional Oriental Medicine.

We’ll understand the fundamental principle of yin/yang and how it affects us individually and collectively. We’ll learn to utilise this principle to enhance our lives. 

Kaylie Kreatrix

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kaylie Kreatrix

Kaylie is returning to Luminate for the second time to teach the art of buugeng (a Japanese toy similar to S-staffs).

She has delighted us with her beautiful buugeng flow on the live stage at Luminate 2013, and since then has acquired a fire buugeng, taken up spinning of double staffs and dragon staff, and skilled up on an aerial rope.

Fire spinning is Kaylie’s big passion so you will have plenty of opportunity to see her magnificent fire...

The Twisty Twinz & Tobias Castelli

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The Twisty Twinz & Tobias Castelli

The Twisty Twinz have been rejoicing the Luminate goers with their stunning acrobatic acts and fun workshops for many years.

Nele and Jola Siezen have been doing acro-balance (partner acrobatics) since childhood and bring a wealth of experience in international circus performing and teaching to Luminate.

Gareth Chivers

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Gareth Chivers

This young man from Nelson was one of Sugra’s best students!

Gareth can often be seen weaving energetically through traffic, balancing a water bottle on his head whilst juggling 5 balls.  Seriously. He’s the most humble juggler you’re ever likely to meet.Cats love him.

Gareth will be teaching workshops juggling with balls and rings and unicycling.

His cat is not coming to Luminate but you may well see him balancing other objects.

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.

Dancing Freedom: Embodied Alchemy - Richard Tronson & Lydia Marolda

Posted on 03/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Dancing Freedom: Embodied Alchemy - Richard Tronson & Lydia Marolda

Authentic movement and ritual move us beyond the thinking mind and allow us to open to the body's innate intelligence. Participate in a deep soul-filled experience of tribal music and dance. A transformative journey to explore the elements of Earth, Air, Water, Fire & Ether in a synergy of ecstatic dance.

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 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...

The Work of Byron Katie introductory workshop - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at THINK WORKSHOPS

The Work of Byron Katie introductory workshop -  Dr. Sam

Eckhart Tolle says, “Byron Katie’s Work is a great blessing for our planet.” Identify and Question your stressful thoughts with 4 questions and turnarounds. This interactive, practical, and fun workshop teaches you how to do The Work on your own.

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 25/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE 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.

Embodied Resonance - The Melbourne Chant Collective

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Embodied Resonance  - The Melbourne Chant Collective

The Melbourne Chant Collective, Chakradhyan and Sun Hyland. Using the somatic practices of Yoga, Thai chi and other movement forms, rediscover the relationship of the body, breath and voice. The Melbourne Chant Collective will help you understand and fully utilize your voice to bring about deeper awareness and awaken the prana (energy) in the body. Techniques to expand the voice, 'Tuning' your body to sound, Chants to awaken prana in the body.

 

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. 

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

A huge thanks from Rhythmonyx for having us perform again as part of Luminate 2013. It was once again the highlight of the year. We got to explore more of the beautiful site this time swimming holes/ water falls and all the amaz...

Rhys & the Rhythmonyx Band
invercargill, 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