Luminate Festival 2015


Tickets - News Update


Early-Bird Tickets On Sale Now!

The second round of Early-Bird tickets to Luminate 2015 are on sale from 5th September - 4th November 2014.

Adult EB 2nd round  $205  (save $75 on gate price)
Youth EB 2nd round (14-18yrs)  $95  (save $35 on gate price)

First in first served, numbers are limited and are likely to sell out fast, judging from the rate of sales of the first round of Early Birds!

Subsidised by Luminate Festival Trust, Early-Birds are made available to assist those on low incomes as well as encouraging people to get organized early. If you can afford to wait for later price tiers we appreciate this courtesy.


Where to Buy Tickets to Luminate 2015

Tickets are available to buy through our usual ticketing outlets. (A booking fee by the ticket retailer may apply).

New Zealand stores include:

i-Sites - Nelson, Takaka, Motueka, and Greymouth

Cosmic - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin, and other outlets nationwide (see the Cosmic website for full details)

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

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.




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Admission Tickets to Luminate include camping for 8 days & nights (28th Jan-4th Feb 2015), 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 28th Jan from 10am. See below for conditions of admission.

  • Gate Sales of tickets will only be available if numbers allow. We recommend that you buy your tickets in advance to save money and ensure entrance. Note that numbers will be capped at 4000 people for Luminate 2015.



  • Children (0 - 13yrs) gain free admission, must be accompanied by adult guardian.
  • Youth (14 - 18 yrs) tickets are at a reduced rate. Note: All 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. Proof of age is required.


Ticket Release Schedule

10th July 2014

Super-Early Bird tickets - special offer to members of Luminate Festival website mailing list.



1st August - 4th September

Early Bird (1st round) - SOLD

5th September - 4th November (only while stocks last)

Early Bird (2nd round) - Adult $205  (Save $75 compared with gate price).
Early Bird (2nd round) - Youth $95  (Save $35 compared with gate price).

All Early-Birds are limited in numbers and will be on sale from all ticketing outlets only while stocks last.

5th November - 20th December (or earlier when 2nd round EB sells out)

Early Advance  - Adult $225
Early Advance  - Youth $100

21st December - 27th Jan 2015

Standard  - Adult $250
Standard  - Youth $115

28th January 2015

Gate sales - only available if numbers allow. We recommend that you buy your tickets in advance. Note that numbers will be capped at 4000 participants for Luminate 2015.

Adult $280
Youth $130

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

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.
  • 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.
  • Refer to Festival policies for a more detailed list of terms and conditions of admission.

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Photos 2013

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Thank you for Everything!!!
 It was such an awesome experience to be at the Luminate 2013! 
I would love to build up a better society with all these amazing people, who shared these peaceful days of love and harmony at the LUM...

Clara Josefine

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