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!



Luminate’s purpose is to co-create a thriving festival of music, arts and inspiration, activating positive change beneficial to the ecology.


Luminate’s Vision is heart-centered community flourishing in resonance with nature.


Luminate has a well-defined culture which has evolved in depth and refined in clarity over the years, and has always remained true to the fundamental principles that we began with back in 2008.

Heartfelt appreciation to the Luminate
co-creative community for making
Luminate such an amazing experience !!! 

We look forward to seeing you all in 2021
for the 10th edition of Luminate!!


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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.

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Enjoy a selection of highlights from Luminate Festivals

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