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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...

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!

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.

Workshops 2017

Drum Repair/ Maintenance - Carlos Riegel

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Drum not sounding so good? Allow Carlos to show you ways to replace a broken skin, what to do to a crack in the drum shell, and how to tighten the skin. There will be high quality rope and goat skins available for purchase and you are also very welcome to source your own materials.

Renewable You - Lisa Sherman

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Modern life can trigger our nervous systems into chronic fight/flight, causing stress, burnout, and health problems. Learn how to purposefully switch on your relaxation response with mindful movement that weaves together the energizing yang of flow yoga with the relaxing yin of qigong and meditation. Become a renewable resource for yourself and your community.

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.

Zumba® - Ngaire Piggott

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Ngaire presents a super fun, funky Zumba®/dance workout that is suitable for anyone. Zumba is fantastic because it uses a variety of different dance rhythms like African, tango, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, belly dance.... you name it. With choreography simple enough for anyone to be able to participate, experience the pure joy from such a fun unified dance session. It’s really awesome!

Awakening the Animal Instinct - Ben Dessard

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Explore physical limitations through high-intensity explosive movements to spark animal instinct. Within this challenging state heart and mind unite to create holistic strength. A fusion of breath work, yoga, primal movements and free self-expression invites you into a strengthening journey. Breathe heavily, let your voice be heard, and explore your physical potential.

The Clown On Stage - Colin Minney

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

This is a 2-hour crash course in the arts of clowning and play as a performer on stage/street/venue. Extremely organic and improvised, yet based on the “25 rules of clowning”. Using some very simple playful games explore these points, and volunteers get to experience them first hand with an instant audience.

Sound, Noise, Music and Humans; How Our Aural Landscapes Can Harm or Heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A presentation exploring sound and humanity and the potential for sound to shape the Aquarian Age. Topics include indigenous beliefs and creation myths, the physics of sound and vibration, sound healing, why singing heals, the Schumann resonance, music and emotion, and suggestions for how we can live more 'soundly'.

Perineal Steaming and Vaginal Steaming - Elizabeth Stein

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

An ancient medicine for modern times. Come find out what the hype is about and how to do a steam safely at home. Explanatory and clothes on demo workshop only. Feel inspired and confident in doing your own steams. Open to men and women.

This workshop builds on the previous workshop by delving into the history and proper technique of an art form that is very beneficial for men and women, but especially for women as it...

Galactic Communication Optimisation - Grayham Forscutt

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Starseed and Starkids number over 100,000,000. Are you one? Earth (heart) Grid is the interface for galactic forces, ETs and Ultraterrestrials (family arriving from the future). ETs use this gridwork as a fuel and for manoeuvring, while UTs move anywhere by intent alone. Entering the galactic community is optimised by collectively actualizing sacred geometric principles.

5Rhythms® Elemental Waves - Kat Worth

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Ether; Dancing the Elements through the 5Rhythms® Map. We move in mindfulness with all that is within and without us. Our inner and outer landscapes. Drawing on the surrounding environment, our Wave resonates with the Grounding Earth, our Fiery Passion, Watery mysterious depths, Air current connectivity and the Oneness of Ether and spirit.

Ecstatic Presence - Diane Sparks

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

This is an active meditation, centred on guided movement, dance and stillness. It will help you to connect more deeply with your authentic self, and from that, connect to others. Some keywords: fun, play, release, depth, connection and Love.

Clown 101: Fool Play - Jen Hyde

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Get ready to strip off your ego and find the ridiculousness and absurdity that lies beneath. Logic will fly out the window and we will celebrate failure, nonsense, and our ability to fully embody joy. If you are interested to play with presence, vulnerability, joy, curiosity, and embodiment, come join us!

Grow Your Own Spirulina - Tyson Hammond

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

This superfood is a micro-algae that is 70% Protein, rich in Vitamin A, B12 and Iron. Ideal for vegetarians and you can easily learn to grow it at home in your back yard.

Native American Song Circle - Kari Barron

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Enjoy the experience of blessing the directions and shamanic rhythm & sound during an interactive song circle. Learn sacred ceremonial songs that will leave your heart buzzing!

Yoga of Bass Ecstatic Bass Session - Claire Thompson

MOVE WORKSHOPS

World-renowned producers Desert Dwellers join Yoga of Bass founder Claire Thompson for an Ecstatic Bass session on the Luminate Live Stage. Follow them from cutting-edge downtempo dub and bass music, through a crescendo into true dancefloor ecstasy, and back down to a bass-heavy sound healing. This musical journey is skilfully paired with Claire's yoga asana, free movement, and a deep stretch sequence, and all is infused with inspiration and humour.

Muscle Testing for Health - Kimberley Jade

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Kimberley Jade from Jade Energies will present this workshop based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine and used in kinesiology. Muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body and assessing its needs. You will learn to whole body test and muscle test yourself and others.

Asana Intensive Yoga Psychology - Gitta Wick

MOVE WORKSHOPS

A playful journey through your body, mind and soul. Move your body, move your mind; move your mind, move your body. Combined with your breath/atem/atman, attain two super tools to integrate in every cell of your body. Come, play and laugh.

West African-Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Come to move and be moved by the high energy and collective joy of West African-Inspired dance. Shake, leap and stretch! Learn some sweet new moves, sing some songs, lay down a new choreography, and surprise yourself and others on the dance floors later… This workshop is for anyone and everyone – if you can move, you can dance!

PlayTime - The Laughter Guy (Gareth Edwards)

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Lets ring the school bell on normality and opens the door for PlayTime, a fusion of laughter yoga and silly song. Based on Laughter Yoga, PlayTime is the antidote to the stress of modern living; a shortcut to joy for all ages and abilities. Laughter guaranteed!

Along with song, the Laughter Guy uses laughter yoga, which is both modern and ancient. Traditionally called Hasya Yoga it is part of the Pranayama (Breath) branch of Yoga. Many disciplines...

Vedic Astrology - Darinka Marun

THINK WORKSHOPS

Ever wanted to know why you are like you are? Vedic astrology offers a tool excellent at prediction and deep personal self-awareness. Learn what vedic astrology is and how to use it as a science of self knowledge and relate specific planetary conjunctions to topics of global and personal significance.

Vedic astrology is commonly known in India as Jyotisha or Hindu Astrology - it is the science of the stars, the study of light. Astrology is a map of the...

The Alexander Technique - Jules Shelley

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Shine a light on the relationship between your mind and body. Learn about the essential elements of the Alexander Technique. Taking simple movements such as sitting, standing, lying and walking, we will learn how to apply the principles of the Alexander Technique to ourselves and observe the technique in action in others.

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.


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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

Electronic Zone 2017

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  • Aleon
  • Aquapoodle
  • Confusiohm
  • D-Sens
  • DeepSouthAudio
  • Digital Rust
  • DJ M!k!
  • DJ M.U.T.E.
  • DJ RIA

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

Experiences

Came three years ago and met Yasmine ! A year later Matisse was born ! 6 months later we were married ! And now we are back for Luminate 2015...yeepeee !<br/> What a festival: opened my eyes and my soul to a brand new world...

Quentin
Christchurch

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