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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

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!

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...

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.

Introduction to Healing Using Ren Xue and Yuan Gong - Aiyanna Langemeijer

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Welcome to a group healing. Learn a way to use your mind to improve your health and emotional wellbeing. Get to experience 'a healing' as Aiyanna gently guides you through it. Work on the whole body as well as on specific areas you like to work on to replenish your energy stores.

Authentic Connection and the Fundamentals of Tantra - Ellie Wilde

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fun, interactive practices designed to open the heart, bring presence, awareness and more authenticity into your connection with others. Learn the three basic tantric keys to move energy through the body - breath, movement and sound. Learn how we can use them to clear energetic blockages, release emotion and cultivate more life-force energy.  

Herbal Pharmacies - Tyson Hammond

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Learn which are the most important herbs to grow around your home and how and when to use them. The first half of the workshop is the presentation of information, the second half is interactive to help you remember the important points.

Middle Eastern Rhythms - Carlos Riegel

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Discover the sounds of the Darbuka drum including, how is made and how to play it. Study three Rhythms commonly used in Middle Eastern traditional music for Belly dancers. Learn how to communicate through the drum, with oneself and with others. Join Belly dancers for a co-created fusion of drumming and dance.

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.

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

HOLISTIC 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.

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.

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...

Yin/Yang and the 5 Elements in Traditional Acupuncture - Alan Jansson

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

The relationship between hot and cold, light and dark, activity and rest, life and death, and the 5 elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire – these are the fundamental underpinnings of the 3000 year-old philosophy upon which traditional acupuncture is based. Alan will share the understanding that he has gleaned from 30 years of practice.

Discussion will include how we are affected individually and collectively by our interdependence upon our planet and its myriad of climates. How...

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.

Act Up! - Hester Phillips

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

"Many people don't discover how creative they are until something forces them to think outside the square." – Anonymous.

Explore the art of creating spontaneous drama. Working alone and with others through fun games and activities, the thrill of improvised drama is yours for the taking.

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.

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!

Condor Meets the Eagle - Kari Barron

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

A sharing of shamanic & ancient wisdom from North & South America. Participants will learn about ceremonial practices, sacred healing plants and the art of smudging. Enjoy the experience of blessing the directions and shamanic rhythm & sound. Bring a drum or rattle!

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

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 – the Planetary Grid. The presentation inspires a relationship withour own personal Songlines and a sense of deep ecology through remembering our symbiotic connection with living, breathing, sentient Earth.

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.

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.

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.

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

Friends recommended Luminate to me and I went as a volunteer in 2013. I had an amazing experience and will be back next year. The place is magic, the people are incredibly nice and helpful, and the workshops and presentations real...

Paul
long term traveller

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