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Luminate Festival 2017

Market Traders

Applications are now open for market traders at Luminate 2015. Limited numbers of trading spaces are available for food and goods. You can read the information for traders and apply online by following one of these links;

 

Village Market

The Village Market at Luminate Festival has always been a central area; the first zone to open and one of the last ones to close. It is a nurturing place where people meet, connect, rest, eat, shop and enjoy entertainment.

All of us at Luminate love food. Not just any food, but wholesome, nutritious, organic, tasty, fresh food for the soul. We choose food vendors based on quality and diversity of their products and encourage the use of organic ingredients where possible. All food for sale at Luminate is vegetarian.

Luminate Festival runs the Pizza Oven and Kai Organic, serving nutritious and hearty foods all using 99 per cent organic ingredients. - gourmet pizzas, breads, cookies, and a variety of global cuisine.

There are numerous traders selling diverse goodies such as clothing, jewellery, hats, hair wraps and crafts; from locally sourced and made items, to imported funky gears. We love to see “up-cycled” clothes and wearables. You can have screen-prints of the Luminate logo put on an item of clothing bought at the market, or on something you already have.  

Some of the children’s entertainment is in the market area - storytelling, puppetry and games. There is also the Village Stage where anyone of any age can express themselves through theatre, circus skills, dance, music or any art. This often draws a crowd where participants can linger with their children, families and friends in an inviting and buzzing zone.

All traders must comply with our waste minimization policy and cannot sell anything out of disposable cups, plates, cutlery or goods with packaging. We encourage participants to do their bit in helping with the function of our waste minimization strategy, by bringing their own plate, cup and cutlery – which they happily do. Near the food area is a dishwashing area so that the items may be re-used.  There is also a sterilizing dishwashing system, so customers can hire a plate, cup and cutlery for a small fee.

The entire festival is rubbish bin-free, including the market area, so come prepared to take all your rubbish and recyclables with you. Many are happy to discover that Luminate is one of the cleanest festivals you can find in this day and age, because everyone participates and respects this policy.
 

Workshops 2017

Fusion Belly Dance - Tracey Saunders

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is a modern form of belly dance that draws on traditional belly dance movements and fuses them with other forms of dance such as hip hop, flamenco and Indian classical dance to name a few - the result is beautiful fluid and interesting mix of ancient and modern.

Qigong (Chi-gong) - Jay Glubb

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Qigong are moving meditation exercises originally from China. Incorporating many secrets and tricks from traditional Qigong and Tai Chi, these classes will be an introduction to the modern style of Qigong known as Yuan Gong.

Yoga of Bass Ecstatic Bass Session - Claire Thompson and Desert Dwellers

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Join Yoga of Bass founder Claire Thompson for an Ecstatic Bass session with Claire’s yoga asana, free movement, deep stretch sequence. Infused with inspiration and humour, Yoga of Bass brings the full-frequency sound of a festival main stage sound system to your yoga practice, impacting all the chakras and immersing you in music.

Impulse and Play - Calvin Petersen

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

The creative impulse, something the ancients personified as 'Genius', is something accessible to all of us. This workshop is an exercise in discovering the potent power of our impulses. We will connect with our personal impulses, and explore how they can be a useful tool in performance, creation, or everyday life.

K-I-S-S: Keep It Simple Singing - Georgia Duder-Wood

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A fun and informative seminar to understand the fundamentals of good vocal technique. Learn how to increase your vocal range, power, resonance, clarity and authenticity with an extremely effective and easy to remember 5-point checklist. Learn and apply simple concepts to increase confidence in song. Suitable for beginner or advanced singers.

Conscious Cuddling - Diane Sparks

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Touch is a valuable, nurturing and often pleasurable part of life, which is more potent when done Consciously. This workshop will encourage and increase awareness in a safe and playful way with all contact fully clothed and consensual. Please bring something to lay on.

Thai Yoga Massage & Therapeutic Flying - Debora O'Callaghan & Tobias Castelli

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Take a journey of true listening with all that you are through "The art of Touch”, down on the ground and up in the air. Focus on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai Yoga Massage and Therapeutic Flying.

Open Floor Dance - Hester Phillips

MOVE WORKSHOPS

"You can dance anywhere, if only in your heart." – Anonymous.

Open Floor is a dance floor discovery zone and a full-hearted movement meditation. On the Open Floor we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths and everything in between.  There are no steps to learn and no right or wrong ways to do things.

Hester will mix good music with clear guidance to inspire wild dances and tender...

Introduction to Theatre of Liberation - Andy Dolling

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

For justice and freedom! Through the use of dramatic games investigate ideas of oppression/ liberation in an embodied way. Play games to co-create possible new realities and understand old forms of control that are unconsciously preventing us from achieving freedom. Come and embrace solidarity and endless potential in ourselves, each other and the world!

Wifi, Cellphones and RFEMR - Sue Grey LLB(Hons), BSc, RSHDipPHI

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Sue is regarded as New Zealand’s expert in the law and policy relating to radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation and electro-sensitivity, raising awareness about the biological effects of radio-frequency waves, wifi, and cellphones particularly for children, and can advise on actions that can be taken to reduce unnecessary exposure.

Sacred Relationships - Inki Tāne

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

This workshop will present the perspective held by many indigenous tribes worldwide: we, as humans, are not above the natural world but rather an intricate part thereof. An examination of our sacred relationship with varying plant and animal species through both physical as well as metaphysical lenses will be offered.

West African Drumming Meets Afro-Cuban Funk - Jimi Dale

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Explore the techniques and differences between African and Afro-cuban/ Latin musical techniques and styles. Learn how polyrhythm works to create a different feel within music. Learn how to be creative in making your own music learning these techniques. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

Yoga: Rise and Shine - Julie Stephens

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Join Julie for Vinyasa Flow, which can be as dynamic as you want it to be, or if choosing softer options, can be as gentle as you choose. Julie’s classes are suitable for all levels as there are many options on offer. Each class will start with 10 minutes meditation which will then lead into the Asana practice. Bring a rug.

 

 

DJ 432-Hertz Dance Meditation - Kimberley Jade & Nikki Sunbeam

MOVE WORKSHOPS

432Hz dancing mediation is a DJ act with a guided meditation teaching people to create from the heart. Including live sound, crystal singing bowls and drumming. The intention is to create a conduit of healing heart energy, sending love to yourself, each other, the earth and the cosmos to assist the healing of this planet.

Earth Building with Agari Farm - Dani Wolff and Earl Boyd

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

An introduction to the earth building concept. Come and play with materials that make up what you need to build your own regenerative home! We'll explore testing, cob, mud bricks & appropriate passive design. The second workshop we will get muddy & go deeper into cob & mud bricks & will create our own community project, a mini earth structure!

Transforming Money for Humanity - Laurence Boomert

THINK WORKSHOPS

This workshop will change the way you see money, power and possibility. Money determines just about every aspect of our lives but it is only a technology. As humans we can find new and better technologies. Learn how people across the planet are creating all sorts of new values-based economic systems to enable exchange, empowerment and create good.

 

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!

Raranga Harakeke - Te Awhi Rito Hou

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Basic Raranga Harakeke (flax weaving). Information covered will include how to gather harakeke, preparation and tikanga around working with harakeke. Starting with simple plaiting skills to create easy works. With 2 weavers working together, we plan to offer a few different options of what you can weave in 2 hours. For those who are keen to do more, we will be able to extend you in the second session!

 

Sacred Sound Chakra Activation - Kimberley Jade & Nikki Sunbeam

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Use a combination of sound techniques from tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls and crystal singing bowls with a guided meditation to activate the chakras and learn to create from the heart rather than the head through the power of positive intention. Using sound, colour and creative visualization, feel balanced, energized, rejuvenated and clear.

Cannabis As Medicine - Redwood Reider

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Join two of New Zealand's leading cannabis advocates to learn about the history of medicinal cannabis use, the science behind its health benefits, the current political and legal situation in NZ, your rights and what you can do to promote law change. Learn how to make healing root balms and how cannabis is used for medical conditions.

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!

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.


Until Luminate Festival 2017

Festival Schedule 2017

Festival Guide 2017

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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  • Zen Mechanics
  • Legacy
  • D-Sens
  • Twilight
  • Warp
  • Xsetra
  • Mr Squatch
  • Luna Orbit
  • Sub.conscious

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

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