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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...

Read more

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

Tribal Style Belly Dance - Aaralyn/Tracey Saunders

Posted on 16/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Tribal Style Belly Dance - Aaralyn/Tracey Saunders

Tribal Style Belly Dance is a modern form of belly dance performed in groups that uses improvisational techniques and working together to create a cohesive dance on the spot. It is danced all over the globe by people of all ages. They enjoy the grounded, earthy style of the dance, and the pleasure and growth encouraged by learning to dance and perform in collaboration with others.

 

African Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

Posted on 06/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

African Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

Come to jiggle, shake, jump and connect with joyful group movement for an embodied experience of several African dance forms! Discover your rhythm and learn a new movement vocabulary to try out on the dance floor later. You will be empowered to make new choices both on and off the dance floor.

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Explore the mysteries and your personal connection to the Great Mystery through understanding & awareness of the Planetary Grid and it's Songlines. Singer, Producer, Artist and Visionary, Deya Dova, shares her experiences visiting & recording live onsite at sacred sites around the world. Deya shares her knowledge of the planetary grid and her personal insights and ongoing exploration into ancient petroglyphs, star knowledge and...

Djembejoy - drumming experience - Miro Klima

Posted on 15/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Djembejoy - drumming experience - Miro Klima

A thrilling experience of grooving to beats co-created in the moment by all involved, regardless of previous experience. Joy is the dominant theme & the way to achieving the euphoric, drumming experience is by following the laws of rhythm through which you will be guided

Joyful Soil - Pania Robinson

Posted on 05/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Joyful Soil - Pania Robinson

Discover the hidden world of life in beneath the soil and how it can benefit you, in your garden. Gain knowledge of the soil foodweb – a vast network of bacteria, fungi, earthworms and critters - for better soil and more vibrant plants. Learn how to create great compost and brew compost Tea to encourage healthy soil.

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

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

Building Land-based Communities & Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

Posted on 25/12/2014 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Building Land-based Communities & Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

Learn how to go about establishing a sustainable human settlement with common values, on shared land. Consider the benefits, pitfalls, steps and skills involved. Take part in interactive group process. Learn about a new permaculture-based ecovillage model currently being developed to meet the needs of our time.

 

The FireBugs

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The FireBugs

This fiery bunch based in Dunedin have been teaching and performing at Luminate for 3 years now and are very excited to be coming back for the 4th time! The Bugs have many fluid members who come and go, but the core consists of Keir Russell, Tama Te Mura, Mariya Semenova and Ben Prince – fire and flow artists who met and formed in Dunedin and got many a show together under their belts.

In 2012 the...

Sound, noise, music and humans – how our aural landscape can harm or heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

Posted on 16/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Sound, noise, music and humans – how our aural landscape can harm or heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

A discussion about how sound affects us on a cellular and energetic level, and how to practice mindfulness around sound in an environment for your family, workplace and community. Topics include research about physiological reactions to sound (both heard and produced by self) listening versus hearing, sound healing, muzak, cymatics, and the relationship between emotion and music..

Combining Yoga and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Michael Wynne

Posted on 12/01/2015 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Combining Yoga and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Michael Wynne

A series of workshops designed to explore health management, Zen meditation and Yoga techniques. Experience practical guidance of harmonising energy to improve health or achieve mental clarity. All experience levels can benefit from the tools of Classical Yoga, the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi Kung, Zen shiatsu and Pranayama breathing techniques.

The Power of sound - The Melbourne Chant Collective

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

The Power of sound - The Melbourne Chant Collective

The Melbourne Chant Collective, Sun Hyland and Chakradhyan This experiential workshop will combine an exploration of the voice as sound resonance and the power of Kirtans and short meditations along with other Nada (sound) Meditations from the Yogic tradition. Kirtan as a form of meditation, feel your body and energy as sound resonance, Use sound to heal emotional disharmony, the 7 tones of the Chakra's

 

Yuan Gong (a new form of Qigong) - Natalie Meijer and Ali Kay

Posted on 12/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Yuan Gong (a new form of Qigong) - Natalie Meijer and Ali Kay

Elevate your life to new levels with Yuan Gong. Learn Yuan Gong to cultivate your health, Qi (energy) and the consciousness for optimal wellbeing. Increases energy levels and calms the mind through easy to learn movements and breathing practices. Two workshops introduce moving and still forms and self healing exercises.

Dance Of The Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Dance Of The Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

Movement Medicine For Men! An experiential workshop to claim the energies of the sacred masculine archetypes, through the body, our own authentic movement and instinctual dance. Circle up with brothers in this dynamic body centered process to shamanic music. Adults only- Men only

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...

Guizouki & Ngoni Uke - Jon Sanders

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Guizouki & Ngoni Uke - Jon Sanders

The Ngoni Uke is essentially a ukelele, played upside down in bluegrass style to evoke the sound of the small african ngoni hair found in Mali.

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 an amazing experience!! Thanks to everyone for sharing the peace, love, smiles and groovy vibes! Now to head out and spread the love, inspiration and creativity of the mystical mountain. Love you all xxxx

Sarah Cooney

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