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Karl joins us for his 3rd Luminate Festival, bringing with him the amazing award winning costumes and masks that he makes at Community Artworks in Nelson. Watch out for his colourful roving creations around the festival site both night and day. Karl is an amazing fire performer and teacher too! Look on the website for further information on his workshops.

Workshops 2015

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 crops. Know how to go about soil sampling/testing, some weed identification as soil indicators, what different minerals look like and how to apply them. 

Drum Repair/Drum Maintenance Workshop - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Posted on 06/01/2015 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Drum Repair/Drum Maintenance Workshop - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Do you have a drum with a broken skin? is your drum sounding flat and ringy? Is it cracked? Learn the skills to repair your drum and how to tune and maintain it. 

Karl Wulff

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Karl Wulff

Karl is a Master Mask Maker. He's also one half of the dynamic duo that runs Community Artworks in Nelson. In addition to that he's one of New Zealand's best multi-prop object manipulators. Put all that together at Luminate and watch the creativity flow!

Karl has been busy in his workshop creating costumes, masks and exotic LED sculptures that will be illuminating and entertaining you throughout the festival site. He's also a wonderful teacher of poi, staff, double staff...

Te Rangatahi Theatre - Tarn Felton

Posted on 25/12/2014 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Te Rangatahi Theatre - Tarn Felton

Join a forum as a member of Rangatahi (Younger Generation). Three workshops for youth include games and improvised theatre. Devise a piece of theatre to present back to the wider community about what it means to be a youth today; a great opportunity for self expression and confidence building through acting.

Kay Dent

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kay Dent

Kay Dent

From England Kay brings us the art of hoop manipulation. She has a wealth of teaching and performance experience gained at international events.

You can find Kay performing on the live stage in the evenings as part of CirqueSanity and in the Circus Space leading workshops in foot hooping and advanced hooping techniques.

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

An eccentric experience in ecological edutainment where the power of music, rhyme and humour convey the permaculture principles in a new wholistic method of conscious education. Song and dance true to the complex thinking systems of Permaculture are both highly entertaining and educational.

 

Anndala the Hooper

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Anndala the Hooper

We are very excited to have Ngaire Leighton aka Anndala the Hooper join us at Luminate for the first time! Based in Melbourne but originally from New Zealand Ngaire has a wealth of experience in hooping and facilitating workshops. She has performed at a variety of Australian festivals including Rainbow Serpent, Burning Seed, Dancing Ground and Kindred Spirit festivals. Ngaire is very excited to be coming back home to the New Zealand festival this time and share...

Kaylie Kreatrix

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kaylie Kreatrix

Kaylie is returning to Luminate for the second time to teach the art of buugeng (a Japanese toy similar to S-staffs).

She has delighted us with her beautiful buugeng flow on the live stage at Luminate 2013, and since then has acquired a fire buugeng, taken up spinning of double staffs and dragon staff, and skilled up on an aerial rope.

Fire spinning is Kaylie’s big passion so you will have plenty of opportunity to see her magnificent fire...

The Swan Sisters’ Roaming at Luminate - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

The Swan Sisters’ Roaming at Luminate - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

 

Betty and Britta, two colourful and hilarious characters interact with the festival punters. They have ukeleles and write zany songs with the public’s suggestions of words to join in. They then perform little five minute songs, with their crop of new words and punters for passers by.

Yoga of Bass - Claire Thompson & Darin McFadyen of FreQ Nasty

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Yoga of Bass - Claire Thompson & Darin McFadyen of FreQ Nasty

The first part of the Yoga of Bass is “peak, flow and letting go - the talk”. It focuses on the flow states we reach on the dance floor, and explores how we may combine these peak experiences with a daily spiritual practice to create a truly transformational life.

 

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 experience, which unites us with the Life Force, offers an opportunity to let go of anything we no longer need to carry and brings up insights, bliss and inspiration.

African Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

Posted on 06/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

African Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

Come to jiggle, shake, jump and connect with joyful group movement for an embodied experience of several African dance forms! Discover your rhythm and learn a new movement vocabulary to try out on the dance floor later. You will be empowered to make new choices both on and off the dance floor.

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 Hop), Swing, Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Tango & Belly Dance. Once basic Zumba steps are learnt, step into other Zumba® classes anywhere in the world and feel successful.

Hormone Rebalancing - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Hormone Rebalancing -  Dr. Sam

Reclaim your hormones, reclaim your life: How to reduce fatigue, body fat, sugar cravings, low mood, mid-morning energy crash, and pain with this simple morning routine.

These 5 morning strategies are designed to be quick and effective for those that have limited time in the morning. 

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

You fall in love, get married and for the first few years it’s wonderful. Then the magic goes out of the relationship. But what happens when you are married to a magician and can never escape the magic? Prepare for a hilarious retro spoof, combining acrobalance, manipulation, comedy and magic for the whole family.

 

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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Live Stage 2015

  • Amani
  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Carlos and Sybie
  • Carolina Moon
  • Chimuka
  • CirqueSanity
  • D-sens
  • Dark Nebula
  • dDub
  • Desert Dwellers
  • Deya Dova
  • DOV1
  • Dub Kirtan All Stars
  • Formidable Veggie Sound...
  • Galanjah
  • Ganga Giri
  • Henry & Makete
  • Hypnagog
  • Irie Vibes
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Janover & reSunator
  • Jon Sanders
  • Joshua Tree
  • JPOD
  • Kalya Scintilla
  • Knights of the Dub Table
  • Loose Connexionz
  • Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul
  • MudWood
  • My Baby
  • Mystic Beats
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Redwood Reider
  • Sika
  • Spiral
  • Terrafractyl
  • The Slacks

Electronic Zone 2015

  • BlueFrog
  • Defazed
  • DJ Aleon
  • DJ Cib
  • DJ Hobo
  • Eukali
  • FreQ Nasty
  • Gabby Gunn
  • Galangah
  • Herman Saiz
  • Josh Tasman
  • Joshua Tree
  • Ladykerbs
  • Leorion
  • Luccid
  • Melt
  • Pino
  • Scent
  • Shantaraam/Tech Aid/NightShayde
  • ShinDig
  • Siliconbeat
  • Simon Deep South Audio
  • Solomon
  • Systm.Bypass
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Treavor Moontribe
  • Waay
  • Warp
  • Wilderness
  • Wodjer Want
  • Wyldcard

Chillounge 2015

  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Chris Butler
  • Defazed
  • DJ Cib
  • Dj Dazy
  • Dj Kamotion
  • Dov1
  • Galanjah
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Joshua Tree
  • Karena Koa
  • Lunaspice
  • Mamadafunk
  • Manu
  • Matt Coldrick
  • Mental Extensions
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Shantaraam
  • Tala
  • The Hallelujah Tribe
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Waay
  • Wyldcard
  • Yeshe

Experiences

My beloved family of deeply kindred close friends... In the past 3 years which Ive have attended Luminate I have had the most positive n life inspiring experiences of any festival I have ever been to n Ive been to many. My ...

I Versch
Natural Health Prof / Professional Musician / Wilderness skills instructor (including bush craft) n guide, Lover of life, Now traveling the wildernesses of the world

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