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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...

All Applications to Contribute to Luminate 2017 are Now Closed

Thankyou to all who have applied to contribute to Luminate 2017 in some way. All Applications are now closed. The full schedule of events wil be released very soon.

Last few days to apply! Circus, Media Team and Volunteer Applications soon to close!

These are the last few days for Photography and Video and Circus applications to be submitted, so if you are keen get them sent in!   Click here for Photography and Video: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/apply/photo-video   Click here for Circus: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/applications-2017/circus-space   Volunteer applications close on Thursday morning while the remaining Applications are reviewed. Set up crew, techies and foodies are still required! Watch this space should they reopen next week for final requirements!    Click here to apply to be a Volunteer: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/festival-info/volunteer   A massive thank you to all of you who have applied for the positions at this years Luminate Festival, the workshops and stage schedules are full of amazing acts, performers and presenters! Check them out in more detail under the Luminate Festival menu tab.... Its going to be awesome!

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!

Workshops 2017

Snuggle Party - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

A Snuggle Party is a fun space where you have an opportunity to enjoy non-sexual, nurturing touch in a safe, supportive environment. During the evening you will practice to clearly communicate your boundaries and desire, experience healthy snuggling, cuddling …with yourself, another or a group. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow or stuffed animal if you like.

Condor Meets the Eagle - Kari Barron

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

A sharing of shamanic & ancient wisdom from North & South America. Participants will learn about ceremonial practices, sacred healing plants and the art of smudging. Enjoy the experience of blessing the directions and shamanic rhythm & sound. Bring a drum or rattle!

Some 'Live' Stories and Learning About Survival Skills for a Challenging World Ahead - Brian Maskell

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Brian M Maskell is a strategist and an organisation development consultant with more than 50 years of world-wide experience. He has a very broad background of experiences – in both public and private sectors. He has a particularly strong interest in areas of public law and associated government principles and ethics; in cases of government breaches of those principles and breaches of trust that people of a country necessarily reside in their government; and in the coupling of...

Audio Production - Ryan Whare (Ryanosaurus)

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Take a peek into the mind of a producer and see a snippet of what it takes to make music in the 21st century.

Permaculture: An Ecological Design System for Productive Landscapes and Thriving Social Systems - Robina McCurdy and Alexandra Cachia

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

An insight into how to work in harmony with nature to produce an abundance of food in a landscape of beauty. Discover how to integrate elements such as organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, herbs, flowers and small animal systems, especially within our home environments - with a myriad of social benefits.

 

 

Women’s Ceremony: Isis Meets Maya - Vasumi

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

A gathering of women in a circle.Celebrate by embodying feminine archetypes. Work with these aspects of selves and explore their embodiments through different cultures and ages, in order to heal the past, reclaim our present moment, and be strong for the journeys to come.

West African Dance (Kids: 6-9 yrs) - Annika Wagenhoff

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes and bare feet and you'll be set to join in the fun of learning some West African dance moves and a short routine. You will also to be able to incorporate your own moves with live African drumming to accompany you. Parents are welcome to watch and join in.

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.

Impulse and Play - Calvin Petersen

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

The creative impulse, something the ancients personified as 'Genius', is something accessible to all of us. This workshop is an exercise in discovering the potent power of our impulses. We will connect with our personal impulses, and explore how they can be a useful tool in performance, creation, or everyday life.

Pounamu: Ascension Tool of Aotearoa - Mark McPherson

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Learn about the historic importance of Pounamu in ancient cultures. Find out how Pounamu is formed. Learn how the stone is worked and how we can access its inner beauty. Discover how the stone interacts with human beings, namely its vibratory frequency and how it can embed into our heart chakra.

West African Dance - Annika Wagenhoff

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes, bare feet, a taste for trying something new and join in the fun of learning energetic and expressive dance moves to djembe rhythms from West Africa. West African dance is about joy and freedom through movement, celebration, and feeling our connection with the earth and a sense of community. Wontanara!

Face and Body Painting - AUMI

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

This is an opportunity to have a one on one face or body painting session, encouraging imagination and self-confidence. Throughout the process of painting, the children will be invited to embody their design of choice and use it to creatively influence their day. Painting is a form of meditation; it’s a happy place where everything else in the world falls away.

Yoga: Rise and Shine - Julie Stephens

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Join Julie for Vinyasa Flow, which can be as dynamic as you want it to be, or if choosing softer options, can be as gentle as you choose. Julie’s classes are suitable for all levels as there are many options on offer. Each class will start with 10 minutes meditation which will then lead into the Asana practice. Bring a rug.

 

 

YinYang Fusion Yoga - Lisa Sherman and MeltYum

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Embrace the delicious paradox of complementary opposites, above and below, within and without, movement and stillness, emptiness and form. A synergy of mindful yoga and qigong movement with a delicious backdrop of tribal bass beats.

 

 

 

AcroYoga: Connection and Play - Debora O'Callaghan & Wayne Hoover

MOVE WORKSHOPS

This beginner-friendly workshop will work on the FUNdamentals of AcroYoga – a beautiful practice that combines the dynamic wisdom of acrobatics, the awareness, breath and balance of yoga, and the healing, loving nature of Thai massage. Working with one or more partners these three disciplines are fused into sequences of inversions, flows and balances. Bring yoga mats.

Conscious Cuddling - Diane Sparks

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Touch is a valuable, nurturing and often pleasurable part of life, which is more potent when done Consciously. This workshop will encourage and increase awareness in a safe and playful way with all contact fully clothed and consensual. Please bring something to lay on.

The Abundance of Papatuanuku: Essential Oils and Our Health - Vasumi

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Explore the world of essential oils harvested from the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. Vasumi will be welcoming you with smells to excite your senses. Ingest some of these oils and discuss their healing properties for physical and emotional wellbeing. Also look to use them in creating wonderful food.

 

 

Mushroom Home Cultivation - Aidan Kelly

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Receive a foundational understanding of fungal ecology and home scale cultivation of mushrooms. Learn to think resourcefully about home scale food production re-using products like plastic containers, coffee grounds, tea bags, lawn clippings, garden compostable material etc. A follow up session covers some medicinal and technological applications of fungi.

 

 

The Yoga of Sound and Music - Claire Thompson

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

In ancient India, one of the paths a yogi could study was that of the Yoga of Sound, or Nada Yoga. But how do we practice this in our modern world? From ancient techniques of cultivating silence and chanting, through examining the neuroscience of listening and embracing modern technology, to using music as meditation and mood changer, and finding full-on festival dance floor freedom. Discover how to connect with this powerful practice.

Simple Stress Reduction That Works - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Learn how to positively change the 9 major factors that manifest as mental/emotional stress. Understand that not all stress in the mind is caused by stress in the mind. Discover a true, down-to-earth, model of a mind-body medicine that is practical and understandable.

Conscious Relationships - Swami Karma Karuna (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Life is full of relationships – professional, romantic, family, friends and community. Relationships can be the source of our greatest happiness or biggest challenges. Past conditioning, present views and the relationship with our selves influences how we connect to and communicate with others. Explore your relationship with yourself and yogic practices that assist you in positive communication skills and the ability to remain balanced even when faced with difficult relationships.

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

Festival Schedule 2017

Festival Guide 2017

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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  • Zen Mechanics
  • Legacy
  • D-Sens
  • Twilight
  • Warp
  • Xsetra
  • Mr Squatch
  • Luna Orbit
  • Sub.conscious

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

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was my first Luminate and also privileged to be performing too, my thanks to the organizers for providing a unique and memorable experience in such an amazing setting. Namaste Gareth (aka KarmaEclectiKa)

Gareth Bellamy (aka KarmaEclectiKa)
dj/producer, ex Uk now New Zealand

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