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Luminate 2017


Sat 4 Feb 2017, 1:00am
Sun 5 Feb 2017, 1:00am
Mon 6 Feb 2017, 1:00am
Tue 7 Feb 2017, 1:00am
Wed 8 Feb 2017, 1:00am

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

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: jules harper

Luminate is a vibrant summer festival of contemporary 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.

Featuring: OTT & the All Seeing I (uk), Pitch Black (nz), Desert Dwellers (usa), Kaminanda (ca), Sixis (usa), DubArray (au), Knights of the Dub Table (nz), My Baby (nl), Wild Marmalade (au), Ungus Ungus Ungus (au), Deya Dova (au), Cheshire Grimm (nz), Bearfoot (au), Kallidad (au), Formidable Vegetable Sound System (au), Matiu Te Huki (nz), Beat Fatigue (adapted recs), Zen Mechanics (nl), Ryanosaurus (au), Unseen Dimensions (spintwist), Smoke Sign (zenon), D-Sens (fr), Hypnotech (addictech recs), Interpulse (au), Alpaca Social Club (nz), Karen Hunter (nz), Nigel Gavin (nz), Tamani (nz), The Link (au), The Imprints (au), The Rosie Mischief Band (au) and lots more. 180 music acts confirmed, plus 200 fun & inspiring workshops!

Full details on the Luminate website.

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 Tribal or Village market.

Workshops: Empowering & interactive workshops cover a wide range of topics such as sacred geometry, ancient mysteries, permaculture, quantum science, yoga, holistic health, African drumming, dance, performing arts, traditional crafts and lots more. A range of enlightening movies and docos screen nightly.

The Circus Space hosts spectacular glow & fire shows and stage performances, and also offers a rich variety of workshops on everything from poi, juggling, hula hoop, 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. 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: Lots of other activities for children including workshops, circus arts, entertainers, games, storytelling, arts, crafts and other fun things. Luminate is a non-alcohol event.

Timing: Inspired by the ancient seasonal festival of Lughnasadh (“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.

Tickets: Early Advance Adult and Youth (14-18yr) tickets are now on sale. Children 13 and under, and seniors over 75 attend for free. Check the festival website for full details. Sign up to the Luminate mailing list for special offers and the latest festival news.

A transformational festival, coming from heart space, Luminate invites us to wake up, be awesome and activate positive change!