Luminate Festival 2017
Luminate is a vibrant summer festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational knowledge sharing, and pioneering environmental initiatives.
Located at the top of the south island of New Zealand in a beautiful mountain environment surrounded by native forest, Luminate welcomes thousands of people from around the world for eight days of music, dance, knowledge sharing, creative inspiration, celebration and transformation.
Early-Bird tickets go on sale from 21 July 2016 in stores around New Zealand, and online from Eventfinda and Cosmic Ticketing. Visit the Luminate website (www.luminatefestival.co.nz) for full details. Tickets to Luminate 2017 have been selling in record time! Early Birds are only available while stocks last and may sell out quickly. Adult and Youth (14-18yr) prices. Children 13 and under, and seniors over 75 can attend for free.
Music: Luminate features 5 zones of music with a unique line-up of International and New Zealand artists. A wide range of live music and electronic genres includes world music, gypsy, maori, celtic, folk, jazz, blues, dub, reggae, psytrance, progressive, house, techno, glitch, dubstep, midtempo, chillout and lots more. Bring your instruments and join the acoustic jams at the tribal zone or Village market.
Workshops: Empowering & interactive workshops cover a wide range of topics such as sacred geometry, ancient mysteries, permaculture, quantum science, yoga, aikido, holistic health, african drumming, dance, performing arts, traditional crafts and lots more. A range of enlightening movies and documentaries screen nightly.
The Circus Space hosts spectacular glo & fire shows and stage performances, and also offers a rich variety of workshops on everything from poi, juggling, hulahoop, dragon staff to aerials, acrobalance and slackline.
Healing: A wide range of alternative therapies can be found at Hauora (Healing Hub) including massage and various forms of body work.
The Village Market: is bustling with a vast range of healthy food and unique clothes, jewellery, arts & crafts. Enjoy the performers on the Village stage while you refuel with delicious, nourishing meals and tasty treats. All cafes run by Luminate, including the popular earth-fired pizza oven, are vegetarian and Organic.
Ecological initiatives: permeate all strands of the Luminate experience and have been fundamental to the festival’s ethos from the beginning in 2008. Expect to pack out all that you bring as there are no rubbish bins or recycling at the event, and either bring your own plate & cup or hire ceramics for buying your food, as disposables are not allowed – these have been amazingly successful strategies to avoid rubbish being created in the first place. 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.
Family friendly: Alongside workshops & circus arts, there are lots of other activities for children including entertainers, games, storytelling, arts, crafts and other fun things. Luminate is a non alcohol event.
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 mother earth for the abundance of the harvest.
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A transformational festival, coming from heart space, Luminate invites us to wake up, be awesome and activate positive change!