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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...

Read more

Workshops 2015

African Rhythm - Elliott Orr

Posted on 21/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

African Rhythm - Elliott Orr

Rhythm is primal and a birthright to all, it is a universal language that transcends boundaries. Sometimes it takes a little coaxing to draw it out of us. Allow Elliott to help you find the pulse inside.. Come and learn to communicate without words.

 

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...

Beneath Canaan - Kieran McKay

Posted on 17/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Beneath Canaan - Kieran McKay

What lies beneath Canaan? Discover how water gets there, where it goes and what it flows through. Who are the explorers? Listen to entertaining stories of what drives cavers to depths below. Gain local knowledge and a better understanding of the cave environment, the geology and hydrology of the mountain.

Couples Massage - Elizabeth Stein

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Couples Massage - Elizabeth Stein

(PG-rated / clothes on). For Adults and young adults age 14+.  Come learn what really makes a massage feel good. Hint: It’s not about the technique, however, a few techniques will be shared.

Workshop suitable for loving partners, friends, and parent’s with interested older children.

Managing Soil Fertility - Sol Morgan

Posted on 15/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Managing Soil Fertility - Sol Morgan

Learn how soil works and how to improve and maintain soil fertility to be able to grow a range of healthy crops. Know how to go about soil sampling/testing, some weed identification as soil indicators, what different minerals look like and how to apply them. 

Energy in Motion - Transforming Emotions - Swami Karma Karuna of Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Energy in Motion - Transforming Emotions - Swami Karma Karuna of Anahata Yoga Retreat

Explore feelings and emotions around life situations such as family, relationships, work, and past events and receive the skills to manage and direct them.

Zenergy Facilitation Processes - Karen Hunter

Posted on 08/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Zenergy Facilitation Processes - Karen Hunter

The book 'The Art of Facilitation' by New Zealand Facilitator and author Dale Hunter was fully revised and republished by Random House in 2012. This best selling book is a internationally respected facilitation training resource for those wanting to learn more about creating group synergy and working with collective intelligence.

Musician Karen Hunter is Dale's daughter and a regular Luminate workshop presenter and performing artist. This year Karen will present 2x sessions to...

You Animal - Connect with your inner creature - Sage Joy Forest

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

You Animal - Connect with your inner creature - Sage Joy Forest

Journey through dance, sound and deep imagination to connect with what is known in shamanism as your power animal. Our power creature supports an aspect of ourselves - a quality we want to nourish in our own evolutionary journey.

 

Acupuncture Energetics for Life in the 21st Century - Alan Jansson

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Acupuncture Energetics for Life in the 21st Century - Alan Jansson

With this KISS we’ll develop our ability to benefit from the huge well-spring of knowledge of Traditional Oriental Medicine.

We’ll understand the fundamental principle of yin/yang and how it affects us individually and collectively. We’ll learn to utilise this principle to enhance our lives. 

Reflexology, Blissful & Therapeutic Foot Massage - Shanti Smith

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Reflexology, Blissful & Therapeutic Foot Massage - Shanti Smith

Foot Reflexology is a simple, easy, and blissful healing tool. In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques for reflexology and understand the principles behind the therapy! What you learn can be used for first aid, general wellbeing, self-healing and helping your family and friends through various health issues.

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.

 

Unleashing your innate creativity - Geoff Simmons

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

Unleashing your innate creativity - Geoff Simmons

Tap into your innate creativity and storytelling potential to discover how to create joyous stories, and tell them with brio. Learn to choose to recognize the 'obvious' and to work openly and generously with other people.

Kaylie Kreatrix

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kaylie Kreatrix

Kaylie is returning to Luminate for the second time to teach the art of buugeng (a Japanese toy similar to S-staffs).

She has delighted us with her beautiful buugeng flow on the live stage at Luminate 2013, and since then has acquired a fire buugeng, taken up spinning of double staffs and dragon staff, and skilled up on an aerial rope.

Fire spinning is Kaylie’s big passion so you will have plenty of opportunity to see her magnificent fire...

Aikido and the grounded Spirit - Matthew Walker

Posted on 15/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Aikido and the grounded Spirit - Matthew Walker

A basic introduction to the practice of Aikido with an emphasis on experiencing the potential of this martial art as a practical tool for understanding the self relative to the whole.

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.

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