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Luminate Festival 2017

This is an invitation to join us at Luminate 2017, an earth-friendly festival of music, arts, culture, inspiration and transformation: Admission tickets are required and conditions apply.


Advance Tickets to Luminate - Last few days to score a Discounted Ticket!

Adults can save $45 off Gate price, Youth (14-18yr) save $20 off Gate price. Numbers are limited, only available while stocks last.

Big thanks to everyone who buys tickets and actively participates in co-creating Luminate! We look forward to gathering with you all very soon. Much love, arohanui xxx


Where to Buy Tickets to Luminate 2017

Tickets to Luminate 2017 are on sale in many stores around New Zealand, and online at Eventfinda and Cosmic Ticketing.

New Zealand stores include:

i-Sites - Nelson, Takaka, Motueka.

Cosmic - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin,

Plus other outlets nationwide (see the Cosmic Ticketing website for full details)

Online: Worldwide you can buy online through Cosmic Ticketing and Eventfinda.


Note -

If you buy your ticket online, make sure you print your e-ticket and bring it with you to the gate. A printed e-ticket is the only proof of online purchase that will be accpeted. Each ticket is valid for one person only, treat it as you would cash.

A booking fee and credit card fee may apply, added on by the ticketing outlet at point of sale.

If you would like to receive information on discounted tickets and the latest Luminate news, make sure you are registered on the Luminate Festival mailing list to receive our newsletter. You can sign up here.


Ticket Release Schedule

Please note - If a round of tickets sells out early, the next price range will become available earlier than listed here.


Super-Early Bird tickets  - SOLD

Early Bird Round 1 - SOLD

Early Bird Round 2 - SOLD

Early Advance - SOLD



Tickets Now on Sale in stores and online

CURRENT - Advance Tickets

10th January - 27th Jan 2017

Regular Advance -  as numbers allow.

Adult $305
Youth $120


28th -31st January 2017

Standard Price - available as numbers allow.

Adult $350
Youth $140


1st February 2017

Gate sales  - will only be available if numbers allow. We recommend that you buy your tickets in advance to be sure you can join us.

Adult $350
Youth $140


Ticket Categories:

  • Children (0 - 13yrs) gain free admission, must be accompanied by adult guardian.
  • Youth (14 - 18 yrs inclusive) tickets are at a reduced rate, under half of the Adult price. Note: All teenagers under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult guardian attending the festival.
  • Adults (19 -74 yrs)
  • Seniors (75yrs+) gain free admission. 
  • Age groups apply to person's age on date of entry to festival. Photo I.D./proof of age is required.

As numbers are capped and tickets have been selling in record time this year, we recommend that you buy your tickets in advance to be sure you can join us.

There are 3500 tickets available in total for participants to buy, with a capacity of 5000 people on site which includes all musicians, djs, vjs, workshop presenters, circus crew, other contributors, seniors and several hundred children. Luminate does not give free/comp tickets. Each person who attends Luminate is either buying a ticket or contributing in a meaningful way, therefore all tickets are of value and each person honoured and appreciated for their exchange.


Previous News


Early Advance Tickets - All Sold from Eventfinda & Cosmic (8th Jan)


Early Bird Round 2 (Adult) Tickets - All Sold from Eventfinda & Cosmic (16th Sept)

Early Birds have all sold from the online stores Eventfinda and Cosmic, and from all Cosmic retail & affiliated stores in NZ.

There may still be a few available at either Nelson i-Site or Golden Bay Visitor Center if you move quickly! Early Advance tickets go on sale next.


Early Bird Round 1 (Adult) Tickets Sold Out (10th July)

The Early Bird R1 adult tickets for members of the Luminate newsletter were quickly snapped up in five days. Tickets to Luminate 2017 are selling in record time, much faster than any previous years!

Massive thankyou to everyone for buying your tickets early, it's so exciting to know you'l be joining us! We're feeling the love and sharing it : ) And thankyou all for being on the newsletter mailing list. We really appreciate being able to communicate important news with our global family.

Round 2 Early Birds are now available to members of the Luminate newsletter.


Super-Early-Birds Sold out very fast! (5th July)

Super-Early-Bird adult tickets sold out so much quicker than expected, in just a few hours!

We are so grateful to members of the Luminate newsletter who jumped at this offer, our hearts are full of a warm fuzzy glow! There was a generous amount available, and it's great to see so many people from Aotearoa and around the world planning their trip to Luminate. Thank you all!
 Youth (14-18yrs) SEB are still available while stocks last.




Admission Tickets to Luminate include camping for 8 days & nights (1st - 8th February 2017), provision of amenities and infrastructure, all workshops/educational activities, plus a significant contribution to the sustainable land management of Canaan Downs. With a valid ticket you are free to attend all music zones.

All tickets are subsidised by Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust to keep the price as low as possible, with several categories and prices available.

Gates open to all participants on 1st February from 10am. See below for conditions of admission.

  • Gate Sales of tickets will only be available if numbers allow.



Wed 1st February 2017 - Gates open to all participants at 9am.

Set up camp, explore the land and the festival site, relax, unwind, tune in to the heart vibrations. Village Market (food and goods) open. Hauora (Healing zone) open. Chillounge cafe open.

Thursday 2nd Feb - Workshops begin 8am (at Te Ra, Marama, Circus Space, Hauora, Tribal)

8pm - Welcome ceremony - all participants & contributors invited to attend this very special welcome to Luminate and Pikikirunga.

10pm - Music zones begin - (Tribal, Electronic zone, Chillounge)

Friday 3rd Feb - Live Stage opens 10am

All zones open.

Monday 6th Feb - Gates close for admission at 5pm. There will be no admission to the festival possible after this time.

Tuesday 7th Feb - Live Stage closed, Workshops continue with full schedule, all other zones open.

Wednesday 8th Feb - The festival continues to run until late Wednesday evening. Electronic zone closed. Workshops continue with full schedule.

Thursday 9th Feb 2017 - Participants are required to pack up camp and leave the site at the latest by sunset.


Late Arrival Tickets

Most people arrive for the start of the festival and stay for the week.

If you are unsure of how many days you will attend Luminate for, we recommend buying the Early Bird Tickets as they are always the best value and allow maximum flexibility.

Note: Luminate does not offer "weekend only passes" or "day passes" as the logistics are impossible to manage. In addition the ethos of Luminate is one of participation and spending time together as community over a week.

However, we recongise that some people can only arrive later in the weekend, hence depending on a number of factors, there may be provision to offer Late Arrival Tickets for those that can only arrive from Saturday onwards.

If you plan to arrive on Friday you will need a full festival ticket, late arrival tickets do not apply.

As numbers are capped at 5000 this year there is no guarentee that Late Arrival tickets will be made available, an announcement will be made closer to the time.

Note: Conditions of Admission

You must bring a valid printed ticket with you to the gate to gain admission. No exceptions.

Photo I.D./proof of age may be required to gain admission for any age, and is very likely to be requested for youth tickets and adult guardians.

Youth tickets are valid for those 14-18yrs at the date of admission to the festival.

Your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband at the gate, and your wristband must be worn and visible at all times during your attendance at Luminate. Our crew will be carrying out wristband checks throughout the event, and we appreciate your cooperation in this.

  • Damaged tickets or wristbands will not be accepted as valid.
  • Lost tickets or wristbands will not be replaced.
  • Refunds on tickets purchased are not possible, no exceptions.
  • Any details about the festival may be changed without prior notification.
  • Luminate takes place on private land and the site is not open access to the public. You are warmly invited to participate, whereby conditions of admission apply, and the organizers reserve all rights of admission.
  • Anyone found on the festival site without a valid ticket and/or wristband will be fined, and may be removed from site and prosecuted for trespassing.
  • Anyone found assisting others without a valid ticket and/or wristband to enter the site may be removed from site and prosecuted.
  • Refer to Festival policies for a more detailed list of terms and conditions of admission.



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Festival Guide 2017

Live Stage 2017

Click here to view full lineup

  • 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

Workshops 2017

Conscious Relationships - Swami Karma Karuna (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

Posted on 23/10/2016 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Life is full of relationships – professional, romantic, family, friends and community. Relationships can be the source of our greatest happiness...

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West African Dance - Annika Wagenhoff

Posted on 24/10/2016 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes, bare feet, a taste for trying something new and join in the fun of learning energetic and...

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Learn to Use Kinesiology - Tessa Jones

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

What is kinesiology and how might one use it? Learn how to use kinesiology (muscle testing) confidently so that you can...

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Native American Song Circle - Kari Barron

Posted on 24/10/2016 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Enjoy the experience of blessing the directions and shamanic rhythm & sound during an interactive song circle. Learn sacred ceremonial songs...

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Drum Repair/ Maintenance - Carlos Riegel

Posted on 24/10/2016 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Drum not sounding so good? Allow Carlos to show you ways to replace a broken skin, what to do to a...

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Abundant Love - Lis Martinac

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Self-Love is the essential seed from which all things grow. Practice a powerful combination of ancient tools including singing mantra, pranayama and...

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The Roald Dahl Show by Nick Duval-Smith, Teller of Tales - Nick Duval-Smith

Posted on 24/10/2016 at KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Do you know how Roald Dahl ended up in Africa? Inspired by these adventures, he wrote poems about Dirty Beasts! And...

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Power Plants for Everyday Wellbeing - Annaliese Hordern

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Herbal medicine was traditionally a part of daily life. Today we are enjoying a resurgent interest in herbs and power plants for their...

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Tame the Beast of Addiction - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Empower yourself with a simple, secular, and successful 5-step method to reverse the cycle of addiction. Whether it's sugar, food, video...

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Blissful Reflexology - Shanti Smith

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Come experience some blissful foot work! Foot reflexology is a simple and easy to learn, hands-on healing tool. In this workshop...

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Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Posted on 24/10/2016 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Singer, Producer and Visionary, Deya Dova presents an audiovisual talk on the science, origins and experience of the Earth's energetic field...

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Audio Production - Ryan Whare (Ryanosaurus)

Posted on 24/10/2016 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Take a peek into the mind of a producer and see a snippet of what it takes to make music in...

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West African Dance (Kids: 6-9 yrs) - Annika Wagenhoff

Posted on 24/10/2016 at KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes and bare feet and you'll be set to join in the fun of learning some West African...

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Reclaim Your Energy and End Adrenal Fatigue - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Learn a specific 10-step method to identify the causes of and the solutions to energy problems. Gain understanding into different types...

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Yoga 2.0 - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Certain ancient postures and principals of yoga are unsafe. Revealed are the darker sides of yoga: how people can get hurt...

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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