Live Music | Luminate Festival

Adham Shaikh

Adham Shaikh is a Emmy and Juno Award-nominated music producer, composer, sound designer, and DJ who brings his uniquely powerful global sounds to the world stage and screen, not to mention many a crowded dance floor. As a music producer and composer, Shaikh skilfully weaves organic and electronic sounds into global music tapestries that take …

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Alanjahjah en de Eaggerlings

“Founded on solid reggae grooves wid a sprinkling a hip-hop, ‘Alanjahjah en de Eaggerlings’ take wing through sweet harmonising and lively folk playing…”

Alpaca Social Club

The Alpaca Social Club is the bringing together of 2 kindred musical souls. With strong roots in acoustic music, celtic trad and various world styles and playing “The music they love from wherever that comes from” they’re always ready to take live music into unexpected places with skill, humour, passion and a sense of adventure.

Alpaca Social Club

With strong roots in acoustic music, celtic trad, gypsy, blues and various world styles, the Alpaca Social Club are always ready to take live music into unexpected places with skill, humour, passion and a sense of adventure.

Ariathea

Ariathea is original tribal-funk-soul, led by multi-genre songstress, teacher of voice and sound healer Georgia Duder-Wood. Classical and jazz trained bassist Mat Fieldes anchors the groove, whilst a world music twist is added by percussion masters Doug Brush and Eric Renick,

Balkany

Balkany play upbeat songs from the four corners of Europe, getting audiences moving gypsy-style with a mix of traditional and original music. Enjoy brass, percussion, strings, squeezebox, vocals and good times!

Carlos Riegel

Multi-Instrumentalist Carlos Riegel weaves music as a tapestry of worldly sounds, taking the audience on a musical journey to remember. His unique style integrates his passion for Arabic/Flamenco/Classical Guitar, Middle Eastern Percussion, Didgeridoo, Tribal Rhythms. Carlos also carves and makes his own drums.   “Music has the power to transport us to another time and …

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Club Manouche

Club Manouche play a lively set of gypsy swing classics mixed with an eclectic selection of odd sorts. They are not beyond taking a well-known tune down the wormhole of improvisational outbursts to see what’s there!

Formidable Vegetable

Possibly the only band in the world promoting permaculture principles, ecological resilience and climate-change adaptation through dance music, Western Australia’s Formidable Vegetable Sound System are the world’s most unique experiment in ‘ecological electrofunk-swing’.

Franko Heke

Drawing on ancient mantra in combination with his own cultural roots, Franko’s devotional sessions are bound to coax your own divine voice into the open with his distinct fresh sounds for today.

Good Habits

Good Habits are a UK alt-folk duo. Composed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist Pete Shaw, Good Habits create folk-infused songs that test the limits of their traditional instruments. 

Heartsound Music

HeartSound Music is the beautiful union of husband and wife team Vanessa Forbes and Steven Mazabow who create mystical organic live original music for group Sound Journeys, group Sound Healing, Meditation, Yoga Classes, Conscious Dance, Kirtan, Ceremonies, Retreats and Events.

Hello Tut Tut

Self medicating on proper happiness and adequate fun Hello Tut Tut have made a speedy ascent on to the World Music scene, winning over local and international crowds with their performances at Rainbow Serpent Festival, Falls Festival (Byron Bay), Bello Winter Music Festival, Live en Août (New Caledonia), and a collection of Australia’s most recognised venues and night markets.

In The Shallows

Diverse modern folk music with a silken and distinctive sound that weaves together soaring harmonies, mesmerising vocals and acoustic guitars with relatable lyrics about intricate tales of love, loss, connection, redemption and empowerment.

International Tourist

International Tourist are both new and old, departing and arriving, relentless in their live energy and the accumulation of frequent flyer points.

Jesse Morris & The Shakedown

Jesse Morris & the Shakedown are soul, roots & reggae troubadours based in the Northern Rivers Bundjalung region of the Byron Bay hinterland Australia.

Jochen

Jochen is a pianist and keyboarder based in Takaka, Golden Bay. Being comfortable in various styles Jochen is looking forward to sharing his gentle piano/keyboard improvisations at Lunasa which invite the listener to relax, to meditate, to breath out and to let go.

Jon Sanders

A man of landscape and soundscape, Jon Sanders has developed a unique world music sound and style that evokes diverse cultures in a quantum, leaping” way, so says the Irish Times.

Kallidad

From humble beginnings, a world class headining act has evolved in the most unlikely form­- all instrumental, Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with Heavy Metal roots to create a once in a lifetime sound that has taken the group around the world.

Kallidad

From humble beginnings, a world class headining act has evolved in the most unlikely form­- all instrumental, Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with Heavy Metal roots to create a once in a lifetime sound that has taken the group around the world.

Kāren Hunter

A New Zealander with Cornish, Irish and Scottish roots, Kāren takes her audience on a sublime musical journey with evocative melodies that draw from a fusion of world music and rootsy grooves.

Klezmer Rebs

Klezmer Rebs are a 7 piece Wellington band formed in 2002 that plays (mostly) klezmer music, an engaging style of world/folk music born out of the Yiddish/Jewish culture of eastern Europe in the 1800s and 1900s.

Klezmer Rebs

Klezmer Rebs play (mostly) klezmer music, an engaging style of world/folk music born out of the Yiddish/Jewish culture of eastern Europe in the 1800s. Expect big band and vocal arrangements of genuine old klezmer tunes, capturing the true klezmer spirit with songs of joy, sorrow and rebellion.

Korimako

Korimako, Golden Bay’s lyrical & eclectic songbird, she sings in a dozen different tongues accompanied by guitar, ukulele, banjo & shruti box. Be taken on a journey across the world through time, with a kiwi twist..
Hera will also lead a special Kirtan session at Lunasa.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass bring an exciting and eclectic blend of original rock infused blues, indie, reggae and funk sounds. Emotive, conscious lyrics and grooving tunes fired by tasteful electric guitar and slide, melodic vocals and solid funky bass and drums.

Mad Hallelujah Tribe

Mad Hallelujah Tribe is a spirited multi-national musical collective that illuminates stages and ignites dance floors worldwide with their vibrant presence and dynamic signature sound, which weaves elements of folk, rock, celtic, gospel, medicine, psychedelic, tribal, and gypsy music.

Mamadafunk & Joka

Mamadafunk is a multi genre DJ with a bias towards keeping funky. She has been playing in festivals and bars for many years, bringing her cleverly mixed eclectic mixes to shows all over NZ.

Mantravine

Mantravine is a world electronic music group of sonic sorcerers from Singapore that combines electronic and acoustic worlds with music. Their melodic harmonies and gravity defying grooves positively touch present beings across planetary pastures far and wide.

Mantravine

Mantravine is a world electronic music group of sonic sorcerers from Singapore that combines electronic and acoustic worlds with music. Their melodic harmonies and gravity defying grooves positively touch present beings across planetary pastures far and wide. Their sound is inspired by nature, universal sounds, stimulating frequencies & everyday connections. The band comprises of Singaporean …

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Matiu Te Huki

Matiu’s soulful roots music has a strong Maori flavour, using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments, backed by grabbing grooves, deep, beautifully crafted bass lines, funky rhythms and magical melodies.

Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul

The soul stirring messages in Matiu’s music are positive, inspiring and unifying. Matiu’s soulful roots music has a strong Maori flavor, using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments, backed by grabbing grooves, deep, beautifully crafted bass lines, funky rhythms and magical melodies that stay with you well after the show ends, all held up by a pillar of Pacific passion.

Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul

The soul stirring messages in Matiu’s music are positive, inspiring and unifying. Matiu’s soulful roots music has a strong Maori flavor, using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments, backed by grabbing grooves, deep, beautifully crafted bass lines, funky rhythms and magical melodies that stay with you well after the show ends, all held up by …

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My Baby

My baby is a Dutch/New Zealand trio that play roots driven hypnotic dance . It’s a sound informed by blues and ancient folk and then fused with the rawness of seventies funk, african desert blues, moroccan gnawa, indian raga and a touch of EDM.

My Baby

My baby is a Dutch/New Zealand trio that play roots driven hypnotic dance . It’s a sound informed by blues and ancient folk and then fused with the rawness of seventies funk, african desert blues, moroccan gnawa, indian raga and a touch of EDM.

Ora.Vida.Life

Ora.Vida.Life are a group of Sacred Theatre practitioners who channel a powerful set of original songs, chants and dance. Using the body, voice, frame drum, shruti and guitar, Mexican performance artist Xiuh along with Kāren Hunter and Brooke Ora offer medicine for blood, bone, breath and heart. Ora.Vida.Life are three wahine from different cultures, bringing sacred theatre, dance, ceremony and music to the community.

Orca’s Wake

Orca’s Wake unite New Zealand, Ireland and England into a deep folk experience with drums, guitar, vocal harmony and violin.  Mesmerising songs of relating/growing and moving through this crazy world – honest, open hearted and charmed!

Pluto

Pluto is a newly formed local teen duo who perform indie folk pop songs. Thought-provoking lyrics enhanced by exquisite harmonies and skilled guitar playing create catchy tunes that invite your attention.

Prosad

For Prosad, life in music is international, spiritual and full of good vibrations. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has travelled the world sharing his unique blend of sitar, guitar, reggae and world music.

Prosad

For Prosad, life in music is international, spiritual and full of good vibrations. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has travelled the world sharing his unique blend of sitar, guitar, reggae and world music.

R Frequency

Я Frequency bring an emerging fusion of groove and funk with a one world, one love, one vibe message in their music and lyrics.

Redwood Reider

Redwood Reider is a spoken word poet known for inspiring and uplifting live audiences. Performances range from intimate storytelling and mystical guidance to charged up eco-political rhyme (and often all at the same time). Redwood’s rhymes grow out of a deep connection to the earth, a love of community, a passion for justice, and deep …

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Si Mullumby

Leading contemporary didgeridoo player Si Mullumby has pushed the boundaries of what can be done with Australia’s iconic instrument. Si’s solo project weaves flamenco guitar, Spanish Cajon and percussion to create a world music framework supporting his signature didgeridoo sound.

Sky Eater

Sky Eater is the sound born of femme musical warrior Chelsea Skyeater & her multi-instrumental artillery (Keys, Uke, Sax, Vocals, Clarinet, Melodica), a loop station, and a lifetime love of music with influences that range from Bob Marley to Bjork. Joined by the SUBlime sounds of TK on Bass, Guitar and Riddims, they bring you all that is Mermaid Trip-Hop Dub. 

Sky Eater

Sky Eater is the sound born of femme musical warrior Chelsea Skyeater & her multi-instrumental artillery (Keys, Uke, Sax, Vocals, Clarinet, Melodica), a loop station, and a lifetime love of music with influences that range from Bob Marley to Bjork.

Solea Gami

I play play different percussion instruments, kalimba, jaw harp, guitar and accompany with computer and vocals.

Sun Salute

Sun Salute is a wholesome brew of reggae, roots, hip-hop and funk. They draw inspiration for their music from nature, travel and community; and seek to use the power of music for healing and change.

Teatree

Teatree are a local band of highly talented musicians from Motueka who will bring their celtic-indie-folk music mix to Lunasa. With reels and jigs, and also gypsy flavoured quirky songs, Teatree will inspire you to have an uplifting time on the dance floor.

The Jews Brothers Band

Ungus Ungus Ungus is carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, traversing territory from global dance beats to swing, Eastern European influences and their trademark carnie-hop.

The Seven Ups

B-Sydes live performance is a captivating whirlwind of musical genres, as he seamlessly layers roots-y guitar licks with jazzy piano rolls, creating a lush soundscape for those big bass lines and funky drum grooves.

The Seven Ups

B-Sydes live performance is a captivating whirlwind of musical genres, as he seamlessly layers roots-y guitar licks with jazzy piano rolls, creating a lush soundscape for those big bass lines and funky drum grooves.

Totara Collective

Totara Collective are the culmination of 30 years live jamming and recording progressions by Shayne O’Neill and Dale Westerink.

Tui Mamaki

Haunting, spirited vocals over hypnotic odd-meter grooves. A meeting of delicacy and power. Original compositions inspired by TUi MAMAKi’s love affair with Bulgaria, spliced with traditional song, these are stories of love, harvest, death & transcendence. TUi MAMAKi is a vocal explorer, performer, composer/arranger, born in France, raised in Aotearoa/NZ and often found in Bulgaria. …

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Tui Mamaki

Beguiling vocal melodies over hypnotic guitar grooves, a meeting of delicacy and power. Evocative and earthy vocals, eastern tainted melodies afloat on swathes of harp like electric-guitar, hypnotic odd-meter rhythms and lyrics with simplicity, enriched by her journey as a mother.

Tyson Smith

Tyson Smith is a guitarist/singer/songwriter whose original music combines elements of blues, folk, rock, world music and freeform improvisation. 

Ungus Ungus Ungus

Ungus Ungus Ungus is carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, traversing territory from global dance beats to swing, Eastern European influences and their trademark carnie-hop.

Virelai

Virelai are passion, they deliver a concert filled with joy and a desire to interact with audiences. Virelai perform dance tunes and interpretations of Scandinavian ballads and Danish Folk Music.

Wild Marmalade

Wild Marmalade deliver a wholehearted journey into the present moment with a kind of reckless abandon that defies categorization. Uplifting, inspired, human powered didgeridoo dance music unparalleled in the world today.

Yellow Seed

Yello Seed invites to a realm of music that takes you on an inward cosmic journey. With the magical vibrations of the Handpans, didgeridoo, sliding guitar and more, you’re invited to a swirling healing bubble for you to rest and find inner peace, joy, and gratitude. The music invites you to feel the movement, the …

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Yurt Party

Embrace the east-european-meets-dubby-roots sound of Yurt Party, clap hands to seething Gypsy and Balkan rhythms, sigh to haunting violin melodies, and feel the percussive beat shake the floorboards.

Zambuko Marimba

Marimba is an ancient word meaning “many tongues”. Zambuko Marimba weaves the intricate polyrhythmic beats of many marimbas anchored by the hosho, the age-old gourd shakers. Come enjoy the undeniably joyful and simultaneously soulful rhythms of this local group (from Motueka) committed to sharing an authentic expression of this music style from the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

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