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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

Mindfulness and sexual pleasure: two workshops for men and women - Dr. Courtney Clyne

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Mindfulness and sexual pleasure: two workshops for men and women - Dr. Courtney Clyne

When we integrate mindfulness into sexual practices, we can approach our sex life in a new way, whether we have sexual issues or want to learn to increase sexual enjoyment. Men and women are encouraged to attend both workshops to gain a deeper understanding of one another.

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

Posted on 01/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

 

Our Breath is a simple yet profound vehicle for healing and inspiration. This specific technique of conscious connected breathing is an experience, which unites us with the Life Force, offers an opportunity to let go of anything we no longer need to carry and brings up insights, bliss and inspiration.

Sound Medicine Journey - Sika Rose

Posted on 17/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Sound Medicine Journey - Sika Rose

Merging ancient & contemporary music to journey into other worlds. Experience the power of primordial sounds as Sika plays Didjeridoo, Drums, Flutes, natural objects and more. Surrender conscious thoughts, enter the dreaming pool and see reality from a symbolic, mythical perspective.

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.

Maori Legends - Matiu Te Huki

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Maori Legends - Matiu Te Huki

Matiu will tell several Maori myths and invite participants to act out the stories to help them be remembered and passed down forever. The stories are for children and adults are welcome too.

Matiu has 15 years experience teaching Te Reo Maori and kapa haka, and specialises in early childhood education.

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

An eccentric experience in ecological edutainment where the power of music, rhyme and humour convey the permaculture principles in a new wholistic method of conscious education. Song and dance true to the complex thinking systems of Permaculture are both highly entertaining and educational.

 

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.

Healing with the Earth - Redwood Reider

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Healing with the Earth - Redwood Reider

We live in uncertainty over the future health of our world. Spiritual tools to help us thrive through potent times generate healing within ourselves and the world around us. Poet and activist Redwood will share poems interspersed with Buddhist and shamanic practices to connect to the earth and spirit within. 

Female Sacred Anatomy of Arousal - Nina Powell

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Female Sacred Anatomy of Arousal - Nina Powell

De-bunk the myths to uncover what we should have learned about our wondrous sexual anatomy! A space for discovery with a supportive group of women, young and old, to ask questions about our girly bits and to create vulvas as art forms to display our beautiful differences.

 

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. 

Unleashing your innate creativity - Geoff Simmons

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

Unleashing your innate creativity - Geoff Simmons

Tap into your innate creativity and storytelling potential to discover how to create joyous stories, and tell them with brio. Learn to choose to recognize the 'obvious' and to work openly and generously with other people.

You Animal - Connect with your inner creature - Sage Joy Forest

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

You Animal - Connect with your inner creature - Sage Joy Forest

Journey through dance, sound and deep imagination to connect with what is known in shamanism as your power animal. Our power creature supports an aspect of ourselves - a quality we want to nourish in our own evolutionary journey.

 

Yoga for Kidz - Sunnie from Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Yoga for Kidz - Sunnie from Anahata Yoga Retreat

Get kids in touch with their bodies, hearts and minds in this fun-filled session designed especially for the under-12s. Channel energy and emotions in a light-hearted journey of imagination, games and relaxation that will leave kids feeling nourished and charged.

For kids but parents need to be there if under 8.

Sunnie was born and raised at Anahata Yoga Retreat, the heart centre, a residential yoga retreat focused on taking yoga off the mat and into each moment of life...

The Unified Field Theory of Nassim Haramein & beyond... - Jamie Janover

Posted on 06/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

The Unified Field Theory of Nassim Haramein & beyond... - Jamie Janover

Jamie Janover will guide you through Nassim Haramein’s lifelong exploration into the geometry of space-time, which has resulted in an exciting comprehensive Unification theory based on a new solution to Einstein’s Field Equations. This award-winning Unified fFeld Theory brings together many scientific disciplines with the teachings of spiritual masters throughout history into one elegant theory of an infinite fractal geometric universe.

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.

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

My experience of Luminate Festival is a diverse collection of creative beings from around the planet coming together to co-create through sharing music, dance, knowledge, play, healthy food, crafts, and infinite possibilities of e...

Amira Mudfaery
Golden Bay

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