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Welcome to Luminate, a vibrant festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational knowledge sharing, and pioneering environmental initiatives.

Schedules for Luminate 2015 are out now!

Posted on 25-01-2015 in Festival News

Luminate Festival schedules are now available online and can be viewed here. You can also download a pdf version of the festival schedule by clicking the download button in the module beside this news item.

Check out the line up and sets times for the Live Stage, Electronic Zone, plus Workshops, Circus-Space & Kids activities happening over the week - there's heaps of cool things going on, plenty for everyone!

Headline acts include - Beats Antique (USA), Desert Dwellers (USA), Ganga Giri (AUS), Wild Marmalade (AUS), Knights of the Dub Table, dDub, Spiral, Deya Dova, Freq Nasty (UK), Perfect Stranger (ISR), Terrafractyl (AUS), JPOD (CAN), DOV1 (USA), Hypnagog (AUS), Dark Nebula (AUS), Biolumigen (USA), The Underscore Orchestra (USA), My Baby (NL), and many more!

Jamie Janover (USA) returns to host workshop sessions on Nassim Haramein’s quantum science research on the unified field, including a full day session on 3rd Feb.

A diverse mix of music genres is spread across five zones, ranging...

Tickets Update for Luminate 2015

Posted on 20-01-2015 in Festival News

Advance tickets saving up to $30 off gate sales are available from GB Visitor Center, Motueka & Nelson i-sites until Friday 30th January while stocks last. Gate sales are available from Wed 28th January - Monday 2nd Feb 5pm. No admission after this time.

Gates open 10am Wed 28th Jan. Workshop zones & Village Market open Thursday 29th Jan 8am. Welcome ceremony for all participants at 8pm Thurs. Music zones open 10pm Thurs.

Most people arrive on the first Wednesday or Thursday and stay for the whole festival. However for those needing to arrive late there are Long weekend (valid Sat-Wed), Late arrival (valid Sun-Wed) and Nelson Anniversary (valid Mon-Wed) tickets are available from the festival gate from Saturday onwards at reduced prices for Adult and Youth (14-18yrs). Children under 14 yrs and seniors over 75 yrs can attend for free.

Long Weekend, Late Arrival and Nelson Anniversary tickets are the only online tickets still available from Eventfinda and will be on sale...

Schedules for Luminate 2015 are out now!

Posted on 25-01-2015 in Festival News

Luminate Festival schedules are now available online and can be viewed here. You can also download a pdf version of the festival schedule by clicking the download button in the module beside this news item.

Check out the line up and sets times for the Live Stage, Electronic Zone, plus Workshops, Circus-Space & Kids...

Read more

Tickets Update for Luminate 2015

Posted on 20-01-2015 in Festival News

Advance tickets saving up to $30 off gate sales are available from GB Visitor Center, Motueka & Nelson i-sites until Friday 30th January while stocks last. Gate sales are available from Wed 28th January - Monday 2nd Feb 5pm. No admission after this time.

Gates open 10am Wed 28th Jan. Workshop zones & Village Market open Thursday...

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Workshops 2015

Yuan Gong (a new form of Qigong) - Natalie Meijer and Ali Kay

Posted on 12/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Yuan Gong (a new form of Qigong) - Natalie Meijer and Ali Kay

Elevate your life to new levels with Yuan Gong. Learn Yuan Gong to cultivate your health, Qi (energy) and the consciousness for optimal wellbeing. Increases energy levels and calms the mind through easy to learn movements and breathing practices. Two workshops introduce moving and still forms and self healing exercises.

Joyful Soil - Pania Robinson

Posted on 05/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Joyful Soil - Pania Robinson

Discover the hidden world of life in beneath the soil and how it can benefit you, in your garden. Gain knowledge of the soil foodweb – a vast network of bacteria, fungi, earthworms and critters - for better soil and more vibrant plants. Learn how to create great compost and brew compost Tea to encourage healthy soil.

Develop your Story / True and Personal Storytelling - Hans Strub and Chris Laing

Posted on 17/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Develop your Story / True and Personal Storytelling - Hans Strub and Chris Laing

Storytelling can be a valuable life skill. It is how we learn and share information, and transfer emotion. It is a great way for people to connect interpersonally and strengthens communities. Experience is the best way to fully appreciate the unique magic and intimacy story sharing can create.

Tribal Belly Dance - Lisa Māia Ambrose

Posted on 06/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Tribal Belly Dance -  Lisa Māia Ambrose

 

Ylimayu Dance leads those keen to learn into the basics of Tribal Belly Dance in a dynamic cue based format. At the end of this workshop, we will join with Carlos Riegelhaupt’s Middle Eastern Drumming Workshop and dance in all fullness with live drummers!

 

Zumba® Rhythm Fitness - Ngaire Piggott

Posted on 17/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Zumba® Rhythm Fitness - Ngaire Piggott

Zumba® Rhythm Fitness is a fun & uplifting fitness experience set to exotic global rhythms and movement such as Reggaeton (Latin-Hip Hop), Swing, Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Tango & Belly Dance. Once basic Zumba steps are learnt, step into other Zumba® classes anywhere in the world and feel successful.

Building Land-based Communities & Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

Posted on 25/12/2014 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Building Land-based Communities & Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

Learn how to go about establishing a sustainable human settlement with common values, on shared land. Consider the benefits, pitfalls, steps and skills involved. Take part in interactive group process. Learn about a new permaculture-based ecovillage model currently being developed to meet the needs of our time.

 

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

An eccentric experience in ecological edutainment where the power of music, rhyme and humour convey the permaculture principles in a new wholistic method of conscious education. Song and dance true to the complex thinking systems of Permaculture are both highly entertaining and educational.

 

Dance Of The Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Dance Of The Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

Movement Medicine For Men! An experiential workshop to claim the energies of the sacred masculine archetypes, through the body, our own authentic movement and instinctual dance. Circle up with brothers in this dynamic body centered process to shamanic music. Adults only- Men only

Aikido and the grounded Spirit - Matthew Walker

Posted on 15/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Aikido and the grounded Spirit - Matthew Walker

A basic introduction to the practice of Aikido with an emphasis on experiencing the potential of this martial art as a practical tool for understanding the self relative to the whole.

Primal Lifestyle - Irma Jager

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Primal Lifestyle - Irma Jager

Your genes are extremely sensitive to environmental influences. You really can make great progress toward reversing years of adverse lifestyle habits in just 21 days.

Mainly by eating and exercising, you can transform from a sugar-dependent, fat storing organism that constantly battles hunger, illness, depression and weight gain into a ‘fat burning beast’ who burns stored body fat.

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

How can I be a part of lasting and positive change? How can I make a difference in my health? In my community? By looking at the body, the family, the community as a system we can begin to understand ways to facilitate transformation. Learn tools for being a changemaker!

Xanthe Naylor - Firebugs

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Xanthe Naylor - Firebugs

Xanthe has performed professionally both nationally and internationally and has been involved in circo-arts for 5 years. Based in Dunedin, she often performs with Firebugs at festivals around NZ, including Under the Spinfluence and Circulation. She has a beautiful pixie-like spirit and is very excited to be returning to Luminate.

This multi-talented miss will be teaching workshops in hoop, poi and juggling from beginners to advanced!

Healing with the Earth - Redwood Reider

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Healing with the Earth - Redwood Reider

We live in uncertainty over the future health of our world. Spiritual tools to help us thrive through potent times generate healing within ourselves and the world around us. Poet and activist Redwood will share poems interspersed with Buddhist and shamanic practices to connect to the earth and spirit within. 

Mayan Dreamspell Sacred Journey - Giselle Martins

Posted on 06/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Mayan Dreamspell Sacred Journey - Giselle Martins

Now that the furore over 2012 has finally passed, we can return to a study of the Mayan Calendar for what it is and always has been: a medicine path and a form of daily spiritual practice.

Learn about the philosophy and basic principles of this fascinating, ancient galactic system.

Kick Start Yoga - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Kick Start Yoga - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Ease yourself into the day with a spot of early morning “me” time at our daily Hatha Yoga morning sessions. Enjoy a choice of loosening and energizing postures and vitalizing breathing practices. Welcome the morning sunshine with  Surya Namaskar salutes to the sun and set a clear and charged tone for the day.

Suitable for all ages.

World Class Music

Luminate's Live Stage offers an authentic, world class line-up of talented musicians, spanning many contemporary and traditional genres and artists who merge live music with digital/computer technology to forge new and exciting, integrated pathways of musical creativity and performance.

The E-Zone line-up at Luminate 2015 is packed full of amazing international and local talent, pushing the boundaries of contemporary electronic genres, and providing a world class experience of diverse, cutting edge dance music. it's the only dedicated zone for 100% electronic music at Luminate.

Tribal hosts acoustic drumming & other native instruments in a wonderland of organic sculpture and much barefoot dancing around the fire. Bring your percussion, your fire toys, your inspiration and join in this sharing space.

The Chillout Lounge offers a comfortable place to chill out, lounge around, and enjoy a mug of chai or a bliss ball, whilst soothing atmospheric soundscapes permeate your cells and encourage a heightened state of quantum relaxation.

The Village Stage's pitch will have a powered stage with a couple of mics and speakers and be located in the food zone.

Inspirational Workshops

Luminate Festival offers a  wide selection of workshops like Permaculture, Bio Dynamics, Yoga, Aikido, Jikyo Jutsu, Qi Gong, Holistic health, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Native plant medicine, Harakeke, Maori Legends, African dance, to Belly dancing and lots more. At night a selection of enlightening movies & documentaries are screened.

Music workshops include Celtic guitar, Irish low whistle, Irish bouzouki, African drumming, Didgeridoo, songs of medieval Spain, Indian Vocalisation, Kirtan, Stagecraft, Improvisation, and Electronic music production using Abelton Live and Logic.

The dedicated Juggle-poi-toy circus zone hosts sessions on juggling, poi, staff, slackline, unicycling, stilts, whip cracking, silks/aerial, acrobalance, hulahoop, and lots more; most are suitable for kids and adults. At night the zone transforms into spectacular choreographed fire performances, and look out for the many roving performers too.

Amazing Range of Activities

The market is a colorful, spacious area; the central happening ‘home’ of the festival, offering quality, yummy healthy food, a range of wonderful products, and a open mic stage! It’s a great place to catch up with friends over a mouth-watering meal, coffee, juice or snack, and for parents to relax while the children enjoy a variety of activities.

The "Healing Hub – Hauora", offers a wide range of healing experiences from various styles of massage and other bodywork to channeled readings and light workers.

At the Flaming-Juggle-Poi-Toy-Zone you will find an extensive program of circus style workshops catering for all ages and abilities, and hosts a spectacular array of fire/LED performers each night throughout the festival.

When we say that the Luminate Festival is Kidz friendly, we mean much more than just 'allowing' Kids to be there with their parents... We actually try to make the event a memorable experience for all the children who come and to support their parents to enjoy being there with them.

Luminate 2015 Schedule

Luminate 2015 Booklet

Live Stage 2015

  • Amani
  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Carlos and Sybie
  • Carolina Moon
  • Chimuka
  • CirqueSanity
  • D-sens
  • Dark Nebula
  • dDub
  • Desert Dwellers
  • Deya Dova
  • DOV1
  • Dub Kirtan All Stars
  • Formidable Veggie Sound...
  • Galanjah
  • Ganga Giri
  • Henry & Makete
  • Hypnagog
  • Irie Vibes
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Janover & reSunator
  • Jon Sanders
  • Joshua Tree
  • JPOD
  • Kalya Scintilla
  • Knights of the Dub Table
  • Loose Connexionz
  • Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul
  • MudWood
  • My Baby
  • Mystic Beats
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Redwood Reider
  • Sika
  • Spiral
  • Terrafractyl
  • The Slacks

Electronic Zone 2015

  • BlueFrog
  • Defazed
  • DJ Aleon
  • DJ Cib
  • DJ Hobo
  • Eukali
  • FreQ Nasty
  • Gabby Gunn
  • Galangah
  • Herman Saiz
  • Josh Tasman
  • Joshua Tree
  • Ladykerbs
  • Leorion
  • Luccid
  • Melt
  • Pino
  • Scent
  • Shantaraam/Tech Aid/NightShayde
  • ShinDig
  • Siliconbeat
  • Simon Deep South Audio
  • Solomon
  • Systm.Bypass
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Treavor Moontribe
  • Waay
  • Warp
  • Wilderness
  • Wodjer Want
  • Wyldcard

Chillounge 2015

  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Chris Butler
  • Defazed
  • DJ Cib
  • Dj Dazy
  • Dj Kamotion
  • Dov1
  • Galanjah
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Joshua Tree
  • Karena Koa
  • Lunaspice
  • Mamadafunk
  • Manu
  • Matt Coldrick
  • Mental Extensions
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Shantaraam
  • Tala
  • The Hallelujah Tribe
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Waay
  • Wyldcard
  • Yeshe

Experiences

~Luminate, a delightful experience for families~ A family friendly event immersed in rhythms of peace, love and friendship. Every face carried a smile, every corner echoed with children’s laughter. It seemed as though familie...

Bianca Dias

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