Luminate Festival 2015

Luminate Festival 2015 - 8 wonderful days of Music, Arts, Culture, Inspiration and Transformation

Luminate Festival 2015

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

Music: Delivering an international line-up alongside the juicy vibes of our home-grown talent, Luminate offers a diverse range of live music and electronica spanning five zones. You’ll find world grooves, gypsy, maori, celtic, folk, jazz, blues, roots, reggae, dub, psytrance, techno, house, dubstep, glitch-hop and more. Bring your instruments and join the acoustic jams at the Tribal zone.

Workshops: An extensive daily schedule of practical, inspiring workshops with experienced facilitators, including permaculture, alternative energy, yoga, aikido, quantum science, african drumming, dance, performing arts, traditional crafts and lots more. A range of enlightening movies and docos screen nightly. Find workshops on holistic health and a range of alternative therapies including massage at the Healing Hub.

The Circus Space hosts sessions for adults and children, from acro-balance, juggling, poi and hula hoop, to dragon staff, slackline and unicycling. Look out for the fire performances at night and roving acts during the day.

There are lots of activities for children including entertainers, games, storytelling, arts, crafts and other fun things.

Village market: Browse the market for handmade arts and crafts, enjoy the performers on the Village stage, and sample some healthy kai. Food outlets serve delicious, nourishing meals and tasty treats. All cafes run by Luminate, including the popular earth-fired pizza oven, are vegetarian and Organic.

Eco initiatives: Luminate is renowned for its strong environmentally conscious focus, encouraging self-reliance and responsibility from all participants. Remember to bring your own plates/cups for the market; a dishwashing area is provided. With no rubbish or recycling bins on site you pack out what you bring in. Luminate literally builds the festival on an ethos of minimising waste in all possible ways, upcycling, re-using resources, and using natural materials. Eco amenities include composting toilets and solar showers.

Camping: There’s plenty of space for friends and family to camp together, and quiet places too. Rolling grassland surrounded by native beech forest and limestone outcrops is an enchanting environment. Bring your bicycles to cruise between the camping and event site. Luminate is a non-alcohol, family-friendly event. No dogs allowed.

Timing: Inspired by the ancient seasonal festival of Lughnasadgh (“Lunasa”), Luminate is midway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox, when our ancestors would gather together to share inspiration, learning and celebration, giving thanks to the earth mother for the abundance of the harvest.

Tickets: Early-Bird Adult and Youth tickets go on sale 1 August 2014 from local stores throughout New Zealand and online at Eventfinda and Cosmic. Children 13 and under, and seniors over 75 attend for free. Check the website for full details. Sign up to the Luminate mailing list for special offers and the latest festival news.

At Luminate our intention is for people to awaken to what's going on in the world, be empowered with creativity and skills to contribute to their local communities, make choices which are beneficial to the environment, and activate the transformation necessary to live in our full power and optimum health.” – jules harper, festival co-founder & co-director.

Our hope is that by experiencing an event run this way, participants will carry this respect for nature back into their daily lives, rippling out positive effects into the wider world, while at the same time minimising impact at the festival site. A win-win situation, and it works!”– rita davies, festival co-founder & co-director.


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