Luminate Festival - New Zealand


30.01.2019 - 06.02.2019

Luminate Festival

New Zealand
Canaan Road, Takaka Hill, Nelson

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

Luminate Festival

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

Located in 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.
Luminate Festival features 5 zones of music with a unique line-up of International and New Zealand artists. A wide range of genres covers world music, gypsy, folk, dub, reggae, psytrance, house, techno, glitch, dubstep, midtempo and chillout.

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In the mountains of New Zealand, in meadows surrounded by native forest, blooms the unique earth-friendly music and arts festival of Luminate.

Luminate is a transformative festival and psychedelic play-land superimposed on a foundation of environmental innovations and intelligent design. Luminate’s purpose is to co-create a thriving festival of music, arts and inspiration, activating positive change beneficial to the ecology.


Being a celebration of community, creativity and self-realisation, Luminate always synchronises with Lughnasadgh (“Lunasa”), the midway point between summer solstice and autumn equinox which marked an important celebration time for the ancestors at the peak of the summer harvest. We welcome you to come celebrate the 9th edition of Luminate with us in 2019!

Luminate Culture

Since its inception in 2008, Luminate has held fast to some key principles that guide the co-creative process and inclusive culture. Our Vision is heart-centred community flourishing in resonance with nature. Even as the festival has grown to almost 5000 strong, Luminate has held to a grounded ecological responsibility and continues with many pioneering eco initiatives.
Music, Arts and
Knowledge Sharing
With 5 zones of music at Luminate during 7 days there is a huge schedule of 200 music acts with a wide diversity of international and New Zealand musical talent. Genres range from Psytrance to sacred bass, world music to jazz and dub, along with the acoustic indigenous vibes of the Tribal zone.
Another popular aspect of Luminate is the wide range of interactive workshops, spanning 5 zones including a dedicated Circus Space and Healing Hub. With daily sessions from morning to night, experienced presenters deliver a wide range of inspiring topics and activities to participate in that will stretch the body, stimulate the mind and spark the spirit at all given times of the day!

Activating Transformation

If you are seeking an authentic and innovative festival experience, surrounded both by nature and humans operating to their highest potential, Luminate Festival is a must for you! We are committed to achieving our Vision and Purpose and heartily welcome all those that are keen to help accomplish these too. See you in 2019 for a co-creative celebration of heart-centred community and the natural world that sustains us.

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There are still one or two spots left for food vendors at Luminate Festival :-D you can apply through our website and applications are open until 15th December. Let everyone know! ... See MoreSee Less

There are still one or two spots left for food vendors at Luminate Festival :-D  you can apply through our website and applications are open until 15th December.  Let everyone know!


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