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Luminate Festival 2017

 

Welcome to Luminate, a vibrant festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational knowledge sharing, and pioneering environmental initiatives. Stay tuned for Luminate 2017...

Volunteer applications are now open !

Applications for volunteers are now open!

Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust is run by a fantastic team of volunteers that work throughout the year and during the festival and we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, vibrant people to join our team for 2017. Many skills are required throughout the set up, festival and pack down. For more information click here!

New Luminate Video! - Enjoy Highlights from Luminate 2015

Check out the new highlights video from Luminate Festival 2015.

Click here to view on the Luminate Festvial - Aotearoa You Tube channel.

Enjoy a glimpse into the world of Luminate and come join us to celebrate Lughnasadgh in 2017! Thankyou and much love to all the participants who come to Luminate and co-create this magical gathering of heartpsace and transformation. We're looking forward to gathering with you all again very soon!

Early Advance Tickets Out Now

Early Advance Tickets to Luminate 2017 are now on sale, offering a significant discounted price while stocks last.

Numbers are capped at 5000 with a total of 3500 tickets, and this year tickets have been selling faster than ever before, with earlier rounds selling in record time. Tickets are available to buy in many stores around New Zealand, including Cosmic stores nationwide, Nelson i-site, Golden Bay Visitor Centre, and online at Eventfinda and Cosmic Ticketing. Tickets are available for Adults and Youth(14-18 yrs), whilst Children 13yrs & under, and Seniors 75yr+ can attend for free. Conditions of admission apply. Visit the Tickets page for more details.

Workshops 2017

Sound, Noise, Music and Humans; How Our Aural Landscapes Can Harm or Heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A presentation exploring sound and humanity and the potential for sound to shape the Aquarian Age. Topics include indigenous beliefs and creation myths, the physics of sound and vibration, sound healing, why singing heals, the Schumann resonance, music and emotion, and suggestions for how we can live more 'soundly'.

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Singer, Producer and Visionary, Deya Dova presents an audiovisual talk on the science, origins and experience of the Earth's energetic field – the Planetary Grid. The presentation inspires a relationship withour own personal Songlines and a sense of deep ecology through remembering our symbiotic connection with living, breathing, sentient Earth.

Yoga 2.0 - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Certain ancient postures and principals of yoga are unsafe. Revealed are the darker sides of yoga: how people can get hurt physically, emotionally, nutritionally, and spiritually by the misapplication of yogic principles and postures. Dr Sam aims to educate and alleviate through sharing his personal experience.

 

 

Authentic Connection and the Fundamentals of Tantra - Ellie Wilde

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fun, interactive practices designed to open the heart, bring presence, awareness and more authenticity into your connection with others. Learn the three basic tantric keys to move energy through the body - breath, movement and sound. Learn how we can use them to clear energetic blockages, release emotion and cultivate more life-force energy.  

Natural Self-Dentistry - Courtney Brooke

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Our teeth, the trees. That's right – our gums and teeth are alive! And there are practices we can include in our daily rhythms to keep our mouths healthy and even repair our teeth without having to spend time in the chair of conventional dentistry. Come learn how clean up your dental habits with holistic, natural dentistry.

West African Drumming Meets Afro-Cuban Funk - Jimi Dale

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Explore the techniques and differences between African and Afro-cuban/ Latin musical techniques and styles. Learn how polyrhythm works to create a different feel within music. Learn how to be creative in making your own music learning these techniques. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

Vedic Astrology - Darinka Marun

THINK WORKSHOPS

Ever wanted to know why you are like you are? Vedic astrology offers a tool excellent at prediction and deep personal self-awareness. Learn what vedic astrology is and how to use it as a science of self knowledge and relate specific planetary conjunctions to topics of global and personal significance.

Vedic astrology is commonly known in India as Jyotisha or Hindu Astrology - it is the science of the stars, the study of light. Astrology is a map of the...

How to Determine Your Unique Diet - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Want to make educated choices about your foods? Dr Sam explains over 10 major diet trends. Discover a clear, logical way to determine one's unique diet based on one's unique lifestyle, genetics, anthropology, personal beliefs, health needs, personal resources, and the environment. Identify your basic metabolic needs and which macronutrient profiles best fit you.

Thai Yoga Massage & Therapeutic Flying - Debora O'Callaghan & Tobias Castelli

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Take a journey of true listening with all that you are through "The art of Touch”, down on the ground and up in the air. Focus on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai Yoga Massage and Therapeutic Flying.

Yin/Yang and the 5 Elements in Traditional Acupuncture - Alan Jansson

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

The relationship between hot and cold, light and dark, activity and rest, life and death, and the 5 elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire – these are the fundamental underpinnings of the 3000 year-old philosophy upon which traditional acupuncture is based. Alan will share the understanding that he has gleaned from 30 years of practice.

Discussion will include how we are affected individually and collectively by our interdependence upon our planet and its myriad of climates. How...

Teach Your Passion - Claire Thompson

THINK WORKSHOPS

Learn how to develop your own workshop and bring your ideas and experience to life in your hometown and in the festival community. For this workshop, Claire is drawing from her experience creating several successful workshop series and touring them internationally, as well as her background as a life coach and branding consultant. You will get big ideas, ponder on tough questions, brainstorm, and receive practical advice. Bring a notebook, your passions, and your gifts!

Sacred Sound Chakra Activation - Kimberley Jade & Nikki Sunbeam

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Use a combination of sound techniques from tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls and crystal singing bowls with a guided meditation to activate the chakras and learn to create from the heart rather than the head through the power of positive intention. Using sound, colour and creative visualization, feel balanced, energized, rejuvenated and clear.

Galactic Communication Optimisation - Grayham Forscutt

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Starseed and Starkids number over 100,000,000. Are you one? Earth (heart) Grid is the interface for galactic forces, ETs and Ultraterrestrials (family arriving from the future). ETs use this gridwork as a fuel and for manoeuvring, while UTs move anywhere by intent alone. Entering the galactic community is optimised by collectively actualizing sacred geometric principles.

Awakening the Animal Instinct - Ben Dessard

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Explore physical limitations through high-intensity explosive movements to spark animal instinct. Within this challenging state heart and mind unite to create holistic strength. A fusion of breath work, yoga, primal movements and free self-expression invites you into a strengthening journey. Breathe heavily, let your voice be heard, and explore your physical potential.

Herbal Pharmacies - Tyson Hammond

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Learn which are the most important herbs to grow around your home and how and when to use them. The first half of the workshop is the presentation of information, the second half is interactive to help you remember the important points.

Power Plants for Everyday Wellbeing - Annaliese Hordern

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Herbal medicine was traditionally a part of daily life. Today we are enjoying a resurgent interest in herbs and power plants for their benefits such as happiness, energy, relaxation and wellbeing. We want more out of life, to think clearer & smarter, to prevent dis~ease, to experience greater euphoria and to really enjoy ourselves.

Awakening Shakti: Womb Journey; for Women and Men - Ellie Wilde

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Journey through the seven energetic gates within the womb to activate creativity and a deeper connection to the Divine Feminine. Learn shamanic tools to release energy, clear and activate more life-force energy bringing power and presence to your physical and emotional body. Gain more trust, gratitude, devotion and innocence in your sexuality.

Zumba® - Ngaire Piggott

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Ngaire presents a super fun, funky Zumba®/dance workout that is suitable for anyone. Zumba is fantastic because it uses a variety of different dance rhythms like African, tango, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, belly dance.... you name it. With choreography simple enough for anyone to be able to participate, experience the pure joy from such a fun unified dance session. It’s really awesome!

Clown 101: Fool Play - Jen Hyde

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Get ready to strip off your ego and find the ridiculousness and absurdity that lies beneath. Logic will fly out the window and we will celebrate failure, nonsense, and our ability to fully embody joy. If you are interested to play with presence, vulnerability, joy, curiosity, and embodiment, come join us!

Interactive Storytelling, Drumming, Dance and Song - Jimi Dale

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

An interactive story for kids where they will become part of an African tale. Kidz will learn drumming, singing and dancing that makes the story come alive. Parents welcome.

The Alexander Technique - Jules Shelley

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Shine a light on the relationship between your mind and body. Learn about the essential elements of the Alexander Technique. Taking simple movements such as sitting, standing, lying and walking, we will learn how to apply the principles of the Alexander Technique to ourselves and observe the technique in action in others.

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.

TheElectronic 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 Circus Space 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 2017

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  • Desert Dwellers
  • Pitch Black
  • Ott & The All-Seeing I
  • Deya Dova
  • Dubarray
  • Kaminanda
  • My Baby
  • Ungus Ungus Ungus
  • Wild Marmalade
  • Formidable Vegetable Sound System
  • Zen Mechanics
  • Dark Nebula
  • Ryanosaurus
  • Unseen Dimensions
  • Interpulse

Electronic Zone 2017

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  • Aleon
  • Aquapoodle
  • Confusiohm
  • D-Sens
  • DeepSouthAudio
  • Digital Rust
  • DJ M!k!
  • DJ M.U.T.E.
  • DJ RIA

Chillout 2017

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  • Conscious Comfort
  • Interpulse
  • Kaminanda
  • Matiu Te Huki
  • Mr Squatch
  • My Baby's Love in Tipi
  • Ott DJ set
  • Sixis
  • Ungus Ungus Ungus

Experiences

My 1st year at Luminate (2012).. not my 1st year on the hill at a party // festival !!! Coming from the UK with a long history of festival experience both from a punters view and an organizers. I can see that this festival meld...

Simon - DSA
Music Magizine / CEO - DJ - Reviwer / Local / Radio DJ, WorldWide

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. Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust. Registered Charity CC43938