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Luminate Festival 2010


Thu 28 Jan 2010–Tue 2 Feb 2010, 10:00am

Where: Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill, Golden Bay, Golden Bay

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Special Teen Ticket Ages 14 - 17: $75.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

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Listed by: jules harper

Luminate is an earth friendly festival of music, dance, art, creativity and sustainability on Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill, New Zealand. 28th January – 2nd February 2010.

Join us to celebrate the ancient summer harvest festival of Lughnasadgh, on the full moon midway between the solstice and equinox.

Over 50 artists are confirmed for Luminate Festival 2010 and more to be announced soon!
Including: Mad Professor (Ariwa, UK), Zen Mechanics (Iboga, NL), Edoardo (Neurobiotics, UK), Hedonix (EPP, Aus), Antix (Iboga), Fiord (Iboga), Pan Electric (UK), Mamaku Project (NZ), Wild Marmalade (Aus), Chocolate Strings (Aus), An Emerald City (NZ), Karen Hunter (NZ), Carmen Salvador (Chile), Organikismness (NZ), Opiuo (Aus), Grouch (Zenon/CCR, NZ), WizdumB (CCR, NZ) and many more. (See the website for the full line up.)

KISS at Luminate! –Knowledge and Inspirational Sharing Sessions: an extensive programme of workshops covering a wide range of holistic, cultural and environmental topics. 5 Rhythms Dance, African drumming, Poi & Juggling, Yoga, Kirtan (mantras), Meditation, Harakeke, Permaculture, Natural building, Deep Ecology, Reflexology, Poetry, Music industry seminar and Dub techniques with Mad Professor, Vibrational and harmonic music production theory with Pan Electric, Creative sound play & songwriting with Karen Hunter, Didgeridoo with Si from Wild Marmalade, and many more."

Returning for its third year, Luminate is a family-friendly music, arts and cultural festival: a place to re-energise on the dancefloor, participate in workshops, be inspired about living sustainably, receive a massage, join in drumming around the fire, relax with a warm chai, watch an enlightening movie, be in harmony with nature, and celebrate a sense of conscious community.

The music zones at Luminate feature a world class line-up of performers from Aotearoa/New Zealand and overseas, taking you on a unique, flowing journey through a diverse range of Live music, World Grooves, Tribal rhythms, Psytrance, Progressive, Minimal Tech, Breaks, House, Dub, Dub Step, Reggae, Funk, Folk, Roots, Soul, Ambient, esoteric beats and more...Find your rhythm on the two amplified dancefloors, the chillout zone, the tribal drum circle or the acoustic jam space.

Luminate offers an extensive range of inspiring workshops on sustainable living and other holistic topics, a healing zone, the Flaming Jugglepoitoy zone with fire performers at night & circus skills workshops by day, enlightening movies & documentaries, organic refreshments, arts, crafts & market stalls, spacious camping, solar showers and amenities,....all set 2000ft up a quartz crystal and limestone mountain surrounded by native bush.

Luminate is a Clean Environment event. There will be no rubbish bins or recycling on site!
Be prepared to pack out what you bring in and leave no trace. Food stalls will serve onto ceramics or direct to your own plate and cup. There will be a composting area for biodegradeables.
The festival site layout and art installations have been designed using sacred geometry, natural materials and re-used resources.

$135 Early summer special tickets are available now until 21st December 2009
$150 Standard price
$180 Gate sales
Children under thirteen gain free admission

(All prices include admission to the festival, five days camping, access to amenities and entry to all workshops and seminars.)

Online tickets are available from

Tickets are also on sale from Cosmic Corner stores (Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin) and from local outlets nationwide - Everyman Records and The Chai Cart (Nelson), Bookworld (Blenheim), Golden Bay Organics (Takaka), 4 Winds Cafe (Motueka). A booking fee may apply.

Get Involved: workshop facilitators, healers, stallholders, people working with alternative energy systems, earth friendly sponsors and supporters – contact us via the website.

LUMINATE: to spread light, elevate spiritual consciousness, put a smile on your face, festival of Music, Art, Dance, Creativity and Sustainability.

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