Luminate Festival 2019 - Canaan Downs - Golden Bay, New Zealand

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!


Heartfelt appreciation to the co-creative energy of the Luminate community.

Thank you all for making Luminate 2019 such an amazing experience !!!


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*** Lumins Refund ***

Now that Luminate Festival 2019 has come to its conclusion, you can get your Lumins refunded into a New Zealand Bank Account until 6th March 2019 by following this link: .

Any Lumins that are unclaimed after 6th March 2019 will be donated to Luminate Educational and Spiritual Trust and may be used for example to build a permanent stage at Canaan Downs for community events.

Luminate Festival Guide 2019

Luminate Festival Schedule  2019

3 Music Zones – Lunasa Stage, Chillounge & Electronic Zone

Luminate presents an exciting mix of International & New Zealand music acts

5 Zones of Knowledge & Inspirational Sharing Sessions

An amazing range of Workshops Health, Move, Circus, Arts, Holistic, Soundz, Think, Kids, Organic…

 Spectacular performers and inspiring workshops at our Circus Space

Luminate’s Circus Space includes a range of top performers & circa-arts workshops.

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 >>>

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.

Video Highlights

Enjoy a selection of highlights from Luminate Festivals

Image Gallery

Enjoy a selection of highlights from Luminate 2017

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