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Luminate Festival 2013


Wed 30 Jan 2013–Wed 6 Feb 2013, 10:00am

Where: Takaka Hill, Canaan Downs Rd, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: jules harper

Music and workshops line-up announcement:
Luminate has released the much-anticipated first line-up announcement, which once again contains a fabulous array of international and kiwi musicians performing at the 8 day summer festival in Golden Bay, Nelson-Tasman. Returning for its 6th year, Luminate is an earth-friendly festival of music, dance, arts and culture with a focus on environmental sustainability, intentional community, knowledge sharing and inspiration.

Live acts include Adham Shaikh, Mamaku Project, Underskore Orkestra, Taos, Knights of the Dub Table, Carolina Moon, Beyondsemble, Mundi, Rhythmonyx, Prosad, Nigel Gavin, Karen Hunter, Matiu te Huki, Chimuka, and many more. Internationally renowned electronic producers include Yotopia, Lish, Love & Light, Commercial Hippies, Kalya Scintilla, D-Sens, Antix, Nomad, Isaac Chambers, Merkaba, Tripinstumble, Sun in Aqarius.

The flavours of music include world grooves, gypsy, pacific, maori, celtic, indigenous, folk, roots, reggae, jazz, funk, fusion, dub, breaks, psytrance, tech house, progressive, minimal, glitch-hop, dubstep, electro-swing, nu-jazz, ambient, ethnic beats, and tribal rhythms.

Find your rhythm at the Live Stage with live bands and electronic producers; get your fix of dance music at the Electronic Zone, go primal with the drumming and indigenous beats of Tribal, take it horizontal in the Chillout Lounge with downtempo grooves, or bring an instrument and join in the fun at the open-mic Village stage.

An extensive program of workshops spread across 5 zones, and running daily for the week includes: Permaculture, Bio Dynamics, Yoga, Aikido, Jikyo Jutsu, Qi Gong, Holistic health, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Native plant medicine, Harakeke, Maori Legends, African dance, Bellydancing, Guitar, Irish low whistle, African drumming, Didgeridoo, Indian Vocals, Kirtan, Stagecraft, Improvisation, Juggling, Poi & Circus skills and Electronic music production.

Videos and Festival Booklet – new this year!
Get a glimpse into life at Luminate and the motivations behind the festival by viewing a short 8 minute documentary on the Luminate website. You can also read the festival booklet online, or pick up a hard copy in local stores.

Other Features:
Browse the lively market with a nutritious range of organic & vegetarian food, coffee and juices, plus a range of unique arts and crafts. BYO plates & cups, as Luminate has a number of environmental initiatives to minimize waste, including no disposables and no rubbish bins or recycling on site! So be prepared to pack out all that you bring and leave no trace. Dishwashing and composting areas are provided nearby.

Other earth-friendly features at Luminate include composting toilets, building with natural & recycled materials, re-using resources, eco solutions for hot water and showers, earth oven cooking, and solar power.

The Healing Hub hosts a popular schedule of workshops on alternative health, and you can also book yourself in for a massage with one of the numerous healers.

Kids are well catered for with an array of activities scattered throughout the event.

Camping: Extensive camping in the 200 acre site of Canaan Downs means there’s plenty of space for friends and family to park up together, and quiet places too. 2000 ft atop Takaka hill, the rolling grassland surrounded by native beech forest and limestone outcrops is an enchanting environment, and a haven for Hobbit fans. Bring bikes to explore the fabulous landscape.

Timing: Inspired by the ancient seasonal festival of Lughnasadgh, Luminate is midway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox, when our ancestors would give thanks to the earth mother for the abundance of the harvest, and join together from far and wide to share inspiration, learning and celebration.

Luminate connects the ancient traditions with the present, and invites us to activate earth-friendly, co-creative, resilient communities worldwide.