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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

Principles of Good Government & Government Administration & Control: What Are They, Where Are They? - Brian Maskell

THINK WORKSHOPS

Brian M Maskell is a strategist and an organisation development consultant with more than 50 years of world-wide experience. He has a very broad background of experiences – in both public and private sectors. He has a particularly strong interest in areas of public law and associated government principles and ethics; in cases of government breaches of those principles and breaches of trust that people of a country necessarily reside in their government; and in the coupling of...

Yoga Beats - Pablo Gascon

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Yoga Beats is yoga and free dance fusion, interaction and connection with other humanbeings. Breath work and movement combine with dancing games making the session unforgettable.  Gain the amazing ability of being self confident, believing in your self and connected to the universal energy. An amazing collaboration with the band Dubarray for full open heart medicine.  

 

The Power of Sound – Sannyasin Atmabhava (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

This experiential workshop will combine an exploration of the voice as sound resonance and Nada (sound) Meditations from the Yogic tradition. Use sound to heal emotional disharmony, the 7 tones of the Chakra's and the mantra OM. Participants will learn the foundations of 'Nada Yoga Meditation', using sound as a form of meditation.

 

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!

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.

The Authentic Yes and No - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fear and communication barriers can be such a block to making deep connections with another. Learn how to own your true yes and no to gain the experiences that truly serve us. From this place we can own our desires and make clear requests while honouring the response of the other.

The Yoga of Sound and Music - Claire Thompson

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

In ancient India, one of the paths a yogi could study was that of the Yoga of Sound, or Nada Yoga. But how do we practice this in our modern world? From ancient techniques of cultivating silence and chanting, through examining the neuroscience of listening and embracing modern technology, to using music as meditation and mood changer, and finding full-on festival dance floor freedom. Discover how to connect with this powerful practice.

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...

Creating Sustainable Human Habitats: Intentional Communities, Co-Housing and Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

THINK WORKSHOPS

We 'visit' a diversity of communities around the world, and address some critical 'how to’s’e.g. how to build community from where you are right now, how to gather together the right people, how to gather sufficient resources to start, how to avoid typical pitfalls. Be sure and attend Robina’s other workshops as well!

 

 

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.

 

Composition and Awareness - Benjamin Castelli and Johanna Bachmayr-Heyda

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Create a game through mere improvisation, without rules, to amuse yourself and the people around you. Through different theatre techniques and games, participants are challenged to widen their self awareness in space. By tuning into the others, and playing with what they offer, a story can be told through action and reaction.

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!

Face and Body Painting - AUMI

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

This is an opportunity to have a one on one face or body painting session, encouraging imagination and self-confidence. Throughout the process of painting, the children will be invited to embody their design of choice and use it to creatively influence their day. Painting is a form of meditation; it’s a happy place where everything else in the world falls away.

Conscious Relationships - Swami Karma Karuna (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Life is full of relationships – professional, romantic, family, friends and community. Relationships can be the source of our greatest happiness or biggest challenges. Past conditioning, present views and the relationship with our selves influences how we connect to and communicate with others. Explore your relationship with yourself and yogic practices that assist you in positive communication skills and the ability to remain balanced even when faced with difficult relationships.

FreeDance: Connect - Nik Chung

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Be guided to explore sensations, thoughts, emotions and spirit with verbal cues through 90mins of tantalising music. FreeDance: Connect is an ecstatic dance experience with carefully chosen music that invites you to connect with yourself, the environment and others to create a joyful collective consciousness, celebrating our synergy as one.

ATS® (American Tribal Style Belly Dance): Essentials - Tracey Saunders

MOVE WORKSHOPS

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance allows dancers to create performances together without choreographies using group improvisational techniques and non-verbal communication. Learn basic improvisational techniques along with core movements from the fast and slow ATS® vocabularies. Once the core movements have been covered we'll look at as many of the advanced steps as time allows!

Source Singing: A Singing Workshop for Women - Tui Mamaki

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

As women, the anatomy within our pelvis and within our throat/larynx, bears an uncanny resemblance. Vocal chords look just like miniature vaginas! Increase your creative flow, your mojo, your peace. Deepen your connection with your voice - both physical and metaphorical. A workshop for singers, poets, maidens, mothers, crones, and all those in-between.

AcroYoga: Connection and Play - Debora O'Callaghan & Wayne Hoover

MOVE WORKSHOPS

This beginner-friendly workshop will work on the FUNdamentals of AcroYoga – a beautiful practice that combines the dynamic wisdom of acrobatics, the awareness, breath and balance of yoga, and the healing, loving nature of Thai massage. Working with one or more partners these three disciplines are fused into sequences of inversions, flows and balances. Bring yoga mats.

Natural Soap Making - Sarah Page

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Make your own natural Palm oil free soap using only natural ingredients including organic goats milk, natural colourings and essential oils. Goats milk soap is an intensely nourishing and very gentle soap which is ideal for children and babies and anyone who has skin problems. No natural additives are added and the soap is pure and simple.

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.

Interactive Storytelling, Drumming, Dance and Song - Jimi Dale

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

An interactive story for kids where they will become part of an African tale. Kidz will learn drumming, singing and dancing that makes the story come alive. Parents welcome.

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 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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