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...

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.

Market Traders - Applications are Open!

Applications for Market Traders are now open. Traders of arts & crafts, handmade goods, products from natural or upcylced materials, clothes, jewellry and ethical goods can Apply Here (Goods).  Traders of vegetarian food & refreshements can Apply Here (Food). The Village Market is a colourful, lively space with a great selection of goods, healthy food, drinks, places to eat and relax in the shade, and a range of music and performances on the Village Stage during the day into the evening.

Applications for Music, Workshops, Healing & Circus at Luminate 2017 are Now Open!

Applications to contribute to Luminate are now open online. Music, Workshops (KISS), Hauora - Healing Hub, & the Circus-Space are now open. Visit the APPLY section of the website. Market food & goods traders, and Volunteers applications will be opening soon.

There are many ways to participate in Luminate - performing original world class live or electronic music, dj-ing, vj-ing, presenting inspirational knowledge-sharing sessions (workshops), teaching & performing circus arts, providing healing services, being a market trader, hosting kids' activites, taking on a volunteer role, joining the core crew, or by buying a ticket and participating in the co-creation of Luminate simply by being there and being yourself - everyone is a valued member of the Luminate community. We're looking forward to gathering with you all in just over 5 months time!


Early Bird Tickets to Luminate now on Sale in Stores and Online - from 21st July

Early Bird Luminate tickets are now on sale in stores around New Zealand, and online at Eventfinda and Cosmic Ticketing.

Adult save $115 off gate price, Youth (14-18yr) - save $45 off gate price. When the allocation of Early Bird tickets is sold, the next round of discounted tickets will be made available.

Early Birds are selling quickly. Visit the Tickets page for a list of shops and more details on Luminate tickets.

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.

Until Luminate Festival 2017

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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
  • Sixis
  • Hypnotech
  • Mr Squatch
  • Knights of the Dub Table
  • Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul
  • Hunter de Luz ( Karen Hunter )


Thank you so much to the Luminate Festival organizers and everyone who was involved to make this wonderful uplifting event, its touched my life and I’ll never forget my experience I had there, and will hold on to the energies an...

Te Ra Omenz York

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