Canaan Downs – Pikikirunga, Golden Bay, Aotearoa – New Zealand


Luminate is a vibrant New Zealand summer festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational workshops, pioneering innovations and environmental initiatives.




Luminate runs for 8 days during Lughnasadgh (“Lunasa”), midway between summer solstice & autumn equinox, in Aotearoa / New Zealand. We look forward to welcoming you to Canaan Downs – Pikikirunga and the transformational community of Luminate!


Luminate nominated as one of the top five finalists for “Outstanding Green Event” in the 2018 FestX Awards!!!

Hundreds of global events were considered by the XLive & Everfest panel. The FestX Awards honor innovation, creativity and overall effectiveness in achieving incredible accomplishments within the festival scene worldwide.

It’s really wonderful that the innovative ecological strategies that are fundamental to Luminate have received this global attention and recognition.

Luminate has created this 2min eco-video that will screen during the awards ceremony >>>

Check out the International & New Zealand music acts for the Lunasa Stage

– an exciting mix of live bands and electronic producers –

more music to be announced soon …

To create an even more sustainable and resilient festival, Luminate  has created a supporters category for participants – an alternative way to help co-create Luminate Festival and become eligible for a supporters admission pass.

Tickets to Luminate 2019 are now available to buy online via our Admission Portal and in store at Cosmic and affiliated stores throughout New Zealand.


for details of music, workshops and lots more…

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Latest Luminate News

Luminate Voted into Top 30 Favourite Festivals from 2017 in EverFest Global Poll

Luminate has been added to Everfest’s list of the 300 best festivals in the world, after being voted by the international festival community as one of the top 30 festivals from 2017. The Fest300 is a list of top global festivals compiled by Everfest:The Festival Authority, curated by travel & festival experts, along with votes from festival participants. Massive thanks to everyone who voted for Luminate, and to all the contributors and participants over the years who have helped to co-create this internationally renowned transformational festival with a focus on community, ecology and creativity.

Luni-mate 2018 – Luminate Crew Gathering full of Inspiration and Innovation

80 of Luminate’s organisation team (festival directors, management & core crew) gathered together during Lughnasadgh this summer for 5 days of Luni-mate – the traditional crew gathering of visioning, innovating, activating, connecting and co-creating. Along with exciting innovations, focus groups, brainstorming, energy healing workshops and a variety of music, this year we embraced input from Zenergy (group facilitation) and guides in Compassionate Communication to help empower the crew. Refining the purpose, vision and culture of Luminate has been revolutionary!

Luminate Music Highlights Video 2017 – Remember – part 5

Enjoy some truly epic scenes from day and night at Luminate in this Music Highlights Video 2017. Revealing a glimpse into the diversity of music that can be found in 5 music zones at Luminate, this short video packs in a colourful journey focusing on Live Stage, Electronic Zone, and Chillounge. Music is a significant aspect of Luminate, honoring our connection to the ancient intuition of beats, layered sounds and harmonies that awake the desire to dance and be present with divine source energy.

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Enjoy a selection of highlights from Luminate Festivals

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Enjoy a selection of highlights from Luminate 2017

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