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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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Featured Videos

  • LUMINATE FESTIVAL - Join us in 2015
  • Luminate Festival - Eco Documentary
  • Knights of the Dub Table |  Live highlights at Luminate festival 2013
  • Isaac Chambers - Live at Luminate Festival 2013.
  • Matiu Te Huki - Come to me now - Luminate Fest 2013 - Music video by Pix Aotearoa

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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Workshops 2015

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...

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Guided Partner Massage - Claire Thompson

Posted on 08/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Guided Partner Massage - Claire Thompson

Take a break to recenter and relax in the middle of your festival! Participants pair up and are led through a...

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The Twisty Twinz & Tobias Castelli

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The Twisty Twinz & Tobias Castelli

The Twisty Twinz have been rejoicing the Luminate goers with their stunning acrobatic acts and fun workshops for many years. Nele...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

Posted on 01/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

  Our Breath is a simple yet profound vehicle for healing and inspiration. This specific technique of conscious connected breathing is an...

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Just Clowning - Colin Minney

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

Just Clowning - Colin Minney

Come and learn to play, relax and let go into the moment of creativity and openness. Be the clown and the...

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Diving Deeper: Introduction to Deep Ecology - Inna Alex

Posted on 05/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Diving Deeper: Introduction to Deep Ecology - Inna Alex

Guided transformational processes empower individuals to connect, transform and contribute to the healing of our world. Join a playful yet powerful...

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Joyful Soil - Pania Robertson

Posted on 05/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Joyful Soil - Pania Robertson

Discover the hidden world of life in beneath the soil and how it can benefit you, in your garden. Gain knowledge of...

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Zumba Rhythm Fitness - Ngaire Piggott

Posted on 17/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Zumba Rhythm Fitness - Ngaire Piggott

Zumba Rhythm Fitness is a fun & uplifting fitness experience set to exotic global rhythms and movement such as Reggaeton (Latin-Hip...

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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...

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Develop your Story / True and Personal Storytelling - Hans Strub and Chris Laing

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

Develop your Story / True and Personal Storytelling - Hans Strub and Chris Laing

True, personal live storytelling creates unique experiences of intimacy and magic. When we gather the knowledge, tools and techniques to construct...

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Technicalities and practicalities of seed saving - Sol Morgan

Posted on 15/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Technicalities and practicalities of seed saving - Sol Morgan

Seed saving is vital for proofing our place and community. Learn to save pure seed with hands-on techniques. The technicalities and practicalities...

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Lacto-Fermentation: How to make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Lacto-Fermentation: How to make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

Lacto-fermentation introduces beneficial flora and probiotics, making food more nutritious. Learn hands-on to make sauerkraut (from cabbage) in lacto-fermented fashion. Discover...

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Live Stage 2015

  • Amani
  • Beats Antique
  • bioLuMigen
  • Carolina Moon
  • D-sens
  • Dark Nebula
  • dDub
  • Desert Dwellers
  • Deya Dova
  • DOV1
  • Dub Kirtan All Stars
  • Formidable Veggie Sound...
  • Ganga Giri
  • Grouch
  • Hypnagog
  • JPOD
  • Kalya Scintilla
  • Knights of the Dub Table
  • Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul
  • Merkaba
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Spiral
  • Terrafractyl
  • The Slacks
  • Treavor Moontribe
  • Yeshe

Electronic Zone 2015

  • FreQ Nasty
  • Dusty Fungus
  • Treavor Moontribe
  • Warp
  • Melt
  • Defazed
  • Josh Tasman
  • Wodjer Want
  • Simon Deep South Audio
  • Siliconbeat
  • Systm.Bypass
  • Scent
  • DJ Aleon
  • DJ Hobo
  • ShinDig

Experiences

I want to thank you so much for our experience at Luminate. We had a great time and connected with many beautiful people. Thank you for what you do. You and the festival are amazing!! I know how much work organizing is and I appre...

Jorge, The Underscore Orkestra
The Underscore Orkestra plays a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy, Jazz and Swing, USA

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