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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...

Read more

Workshops 2015

Creating a Permaculture Paradise - Robina McCurdy

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Creating a Permaculture Paradise - Robina McCurdy

Seize this opportunity to learn the ethics and principles of permaculture, to design a flourishing home environment, enhance the community you live within, and harmonise your own life.

 

Djembejoy - drumming experience - Miro Klima

Posted on 15/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Djembejoy - drumming experience - Miro Klima

A thrilling experience of grooving to beats co-created in the moment by all involved, regardless of previous experience. Joy is the dominant theme & the way to achieving the euphoric, drumming experience is by following the laws of rhythm through which you will be guided

Science of Spirit - bioLuMigen

Posted on 16/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Science of Spirit - bioLuMigen

What is Spirit? Spiritual insights into the nature of our being and the cosmos are emerging from the unravelling of modern physics and consciousness research. Explore the workings of consciousness, quantum mechanics, the infinite potentiality of all things and more. Consider the parallels between cutting-edge science and mysticism, shamanism and spiritual teachings.

The Swan Sisters’ Roaming at Luminate - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

The Swan Sisters’ Roaming at Luminate - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

 

Betty and Britta, two colourful and hilarious characters interact with the festival punters. They have ukeleles and write zany songs with the public’s suggestions of words to join in. They then perform little five minute songs, with their crop of new words and punters for passers by.

Bokken (wooden sword) - Giselle Demelchiore

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bokken (wooden sword) - Giselle Demelchiore

Bokken is an ancient Japanese wooden sword used for peaceful martial arts practice. Take up the Bokken and learn basic solo movements and partnered forms, while developing concentration, centre (Hara), and breath control. Be introduced to a practice for developing strength of mind and body.

Yoga for Kidz - Sunnie from Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Yoga for Kidz - Sunnie from Anahata Yoga Retreat

Get kids in touch with their bodies, hearts and minds in this fun-filled session designed especially for the under-12s. Channel energy and emotions in a light-hearted journey of imagination, games and relaxation that will leave kids feeling nourished and charged.

For kids but parents need to be there if under 8.

Sunnie was born and raised at Anahata Yoga Retreat, the heart centre, a residential yoga retreat focused on taking yoga off the mat and into each moment of life...

Acrobalance for the family - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Acrobalance for the family - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

No experience is necessary to join this fun acrobalance session for adults with their children (one adult per child is preferred). Learn some basic balances and group pyramids from Circus Arts professionals who specialise in acrobatic balancing and street theatre and work extensively with young people at risk world-wide.

Jikyo Jutsu - Giselle Demelchiore

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Jikyo Jutsu - Giselle Demelchiore

Experience one of the earliest forms of exercise developed in Japan. Described as a combination of gymnastics, aerobics and yoga - Jikyo-Jutsu is now regarded preventative or cure for certain physical conditions. Recommended as a tool for keeping in good health that is accessible to all ages and fitness levels.

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

Posted on 01/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

 

Our Breath is a simple yet profound vehicle for healing and inspiration. This specific technique of conscious connected breathing is an experience, which unites us with the Life Force, offers an opportunity to let go of anything we no longer need to carry and brings up insights, bliss and inspiration.

Road to freedom - Norm Collins

Posted on 27/12/2014 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Road to freedom - Norm Collins

To understand Common law and Human Rights and their legal application is to cut through layers of legislation and bureaucratic code. Become aware of the modes of deception being perpetrated upon us. Develop practical methods to assist in resisting them while seeking peaceful remedies to the erosion of liberty and freedom.

Going beyond sustainability - Luminates eco initiatives

Posted on 21/01/2015 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Going beyond sustainability - Luminates eco initiatives

Take a walk through Luminate's pioneering eco initiatives. Meet the creators, take a look behind the scenes and learn valuable skills to take home. Facilitated by Gayle Murphy of Global Green Events. Compost toilets, solar showers, rocket stoves and more.....

Psychedelic Sound Design and Composition - BioLuMigen

Posted on 16/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Psychedelic Sound Design and Composition - BioLuMigen

What is computer music and how is it made? How does one compose, design and construct a song? Take a comprehensive look into how to create and compose music electronically from the ground up by exploring the different elements, techniques and approaches that fuse together to create music that we love.

The Power of sound - The Melbourne Chant Collective

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

The Power of sound - The Melbourne Chant Collective

The Melbourne Chant Collective, Sun Hyland and Chakradhyan This experiential workshop will combine an exploration of the voice as sound resonance and the power of Kirtans and short meditations along with other Nada (sound) Meditations from the Yogic tradition. Kirtan as a form of meditation, feel your body and energy as sound resonance, Use sound to heal emotional disharmony, the 7 tones of the Chakra's

 

Middle Eastern Rhythms Drumming - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Middle Eastern Rhythms Drumming - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Discover the Darbuka drum including how it is made and how to play it. Study three rhythms commonly used in Middle Eastern traditional music for Belly dancers. Learn how to communicate through the drum, with oneself and with others. Join Belly dancers for a co-created fusion of drumming and dance.

Kay Dent

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kay Dent

Kay Dent

From England Kay brings us the art of hoop manipulation. She has a wealth of teaching and performance experience gained at international events.

You can find Kay performing on the live stage in the evenings as part of CirqueSanity and in the Circus Space leading workshops in foot hooping and advanced hooping techniques.

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

Electronic Zone 2015

Chillounge 2015

Experiences

My beloved family of deeply kindred close friends... In the past 3 years which Ive have attended Luminate I have had the most positive n life inspiring experiences of any festival I have ever been to n Ive been to many. My ...

I Versch
Natural Health Prof / Professional Musician / Wilderness skills instructor (including bush craft) n guide, Lover of life, Now traveling the wildernesses of the world

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