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Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust

Please head in to one of our ticketing outlets around the country to get tickets!

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Luminate is a vibrant summer festival of live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational knowledge sharing, and pioneering environmental initiatives.

5 zones of Music, 5 zones of Workshops, Circus Space, Healing Hub, Tribal, Village market, extensive camping, Eco amenities and lots more over 8 days and nights.

Tickets to Luminate 2019 are available to purchase:
·      In Cosmic stores and affiliated shops throughout New Zealand (refer to list of retail stores on Cosmic website)
·      Online via the Admission Portal of the Luminate website www.luminatefestival.co.nz

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 Stage.

Empowering & interactive workshops cover a wide range of topics in an extensive daily schedule - such as sacred geometry, ancient mysteries, permaculture, quantum science, yoga, holistic health, african drumming, 5 rhythms dance, performing arts, traditional crafts,  earth building, fermenting foods, reflexology and lots more. A range of enlightening movies and docos screen nightly.

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.

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. No camping under trees! Bring shade and shelter, & warm clothes for nite. 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.

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 the earth mother for the abundance of the harvest.

Early Advance Tickets

Early-Advance Adult and Youth (14-18yr) Tickets offer a discounted price, available until 17th December or while the allocation lasts.

All children and Youth under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult Guardian at the festival.

Children under 14yrs and Seniors 75yr+ can attend for free.

Photo ID may be required at the Gate to verify age and identity. Accepted Photo ID includes a valid driving license, passport, student ID.

By presenting an Admission Ticket at the Festival Gate participants are declaring that they understand and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Admission to Luminate 2019 as listed on the Luminate website.


Wed 30 Jan 2019 to Wed 06 Feb 2019

09:00am Till 11:45pm


All Ages