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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.

Welcome to the much anticipated first music line-up announcement for Luminate 2015!!!

Posted on 17-10-2014 in Festival News

The stunning array of international, Australian and New Zealand artists includes: Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Ganga Giri, Knights of the Dub Table, dDub, Spiral, Deya Dova, The Slacks, Perfect Stranger, Terrafractyl, JPOD, DOV1, Kalya Scintilla, Grouch, Merkaba, and many more!

Visit the Live Stage section of the website, then simply click on the photo of any artist to read more about them and listen to their music online.

We are highly excited about the quality of artists participating in Luminate this year, and we trust you are too! Many of the artists create a fusion of styles, and the level of musical talent is outstanding!

Genres range from world beats, gypsy, dub, reggae, jazz, blues, funk, samba, folk, hip hop, glitch hop, electro swing, sacred bass music, dubstep, techno, progressive, psytrance and much more.

There are many more musicians, bands, producers, djs, workshops, performers and fun activities to be announced over the...

Early Bird Tickets (R2) on Sale Now!

Posted on 08-09-2014 in Festival News

Early Bird Tickets (R2) on Sale Now!

The second round of Early-Bird tickets to Luminate 2015 are on sale from 5th September 2014. First in first served, numbers are limited and are likely to sell fast, judging from the rate of sales of the first round of Early Birds! Adults can save $75 off full price, Youth (14-18yrs) can save $30. Buy Luminate tickets from the i-Site in Nelson, Takaka, Motueka, and Greymouth, or from Cosmic or Eventfinda. Visit the Tickets page here on our website for more info. Big thanx to all who already have thier Luminate tickets! Fresh new poster and first Line-up announcement coming soon!

Welcome to the much anticipated first music line-up announcement for Luminate 20…

Posted on 17-10-2014 in Festival News

The stunning array of international, Australian and New Zealand artists includes: Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Ganga Giri, Knights of the Dub Table, dDub, Spiral, Deya Dova, The Slacks, Perfect Stranger, Terrafractyl, JPOD, DOV1, Kalya Scintilla, Grouch, Merkaba, and many more!

Visit the Live Stage section of the website, then simply...

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Early Bird Tickets (R2) on Sale Now!

Posted on 08-09-2014 in Festival News

Early Bird Tickets (R2) on Sale Now!

The second round of Early-Bird tickets to Luminate 2015 are on sale from 5th September 2014. First in first served, numbers are limited and are likely to sell fast, judging from the rate of sales of the first round of Early Birds! Adults can save $75 off full price, Youth (14-18yrs) can...

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Workshops 2015

Te Rangatahi Theatre - Tarn Felton

Posted on 25/12/2014 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Te Rangatahi Theatre - Tarn Felton

Join a forum as a member of Rangatahi (Younger Generation). Three workshops for youth include games and improvised theatre. Devise a piece of theatre to present back to the wider community about what it means to be a youth today; a great opportunity for self expression and confidence building through acting.

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.

 

Kids Storytelling with African drumming and dancing - Jimi Dale, Robert Fugah

Posted on 06/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Kids Storytelling with African drumming and dancing - Jimi Dale, Robert Fugah

Kids and parents will learn a simple drum beat, song and dance, which is part of a mythological story to express wholeness and unity. Breath, movement, music and voice create a sense of connection and encourage a feeling that we are all included and significant to each other.  

Suitable for all ages

Robert Koffie Fugah  I am passionate about my arts and love to see children grow and develop their enjoyment also. This reputation has...

Ruby

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Ruby

Ruby has been playing with devil sticks for several years, demonstrating throws and catches, spins and twists in a light and playful way. Recently she has been performing with Fusion Clown Company, entertaining spectators with her antics and characters at events in Nelson, Blenheim and Picton. Watch out for her enchanting fire play and infectious smile across the festival site. Ruby will be teaching workshops to both children and adults...

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. 

Xanthe Naylor - Firebugs

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Xanthe Naylor - Firebugs

Xanthe has performed professionally both nationally and internationally and has been involved in circo-arts for 5 years. Based in Dunedin, she often performs with Firebugs at festivals around NZ, including Under the Spinfluence and Circulation. She has a beautiful pixie-like spirit and is very excited to be returning to Luminate.

This multi-talented miss will be teaching workshops in hoop, poi and juggling from beginners to advanced!

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.

 

Ignite the Inner Fire - Energise the Body and Enlighten the Mind Swami Kriyaratna Saraswati and Mangalananda Saraswati Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Ignite the Inner Fire - Energise the Body and Enlighten the Mind  Swami Kriyaratna Saraswati and Mangalananda Saraswati Anahata Yoga Retreat

Light your inner fire with movement, breath and energy locks.

Explore transformative ways to stoke the digestive fire, increase vital energy and turn up the heat to catalyse growth and evolution.  Within our bodies, the fire element is experienced as the governor of digestion, in our minds, fire brings qualities of initiative, drive, passion and confidence and a strong inner flame powers change, growth and evolution.

 

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

How can I be a part of lasting and positive change? How can I make a difference in my health? In my community? By looking at the body, the family, the community as a system we can begin to understand ways to facilitate transformation. Learn tools for being a changemaker!

Pilates: Floor Core - Tudor Burchill

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Pilates: Floor Core - Tudor Burchill

Discover the history and foundational principals of Pilates.

Experience being guided through a classic Joseph Pilates style ‘continuous flow’ exercise sequence, assisted by postural correction to facilitate rapid core and postural strength.

Pilates offers pain reduction, increased vitality and appealing changes in physic.

CircoFrico

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

CircoFrico

CircoFrico

Luminate is excited to welcome a wonderful Italian/Czech collaboration - CircoFrico

Klara and Matti form CircoFrico, fusing different skills to generate exciting new possibilities.

Between them they have experienced and performed in Circus, as street performers and in festivals across Europe and beyond, bringing a wealth of teaching and performing experience with both with children and adults in a number of different countries. 

Klara will be teaching workshops in aerial acrobatics and teaching paired acrobatics and acro yoga with Matti, whilst...

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...

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ 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.

 

The Hoop Hooligans

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The Hoop Hooligans

We are very excited to have The Hoop Hooligans, individually known as Zeph and Rewi, return to Luminate in 2015 and entertain us with their hilarious antics and top circus skills!

Together they form a super potent duo that combines hypnotic object manipulation, fire dance and comedy into an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages and cultures.    

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.

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

What a great schedule of life learnings! I'm sure Luminate will send a buzz through the whole of NZ! Wish I could have made it to all of those workshops, and hope to make it another year. All the best to all!

Luisa Ribas-Cadle

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