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For immediate release 05/01/10

Submitted by Maia info@luminatefestival.co.nz


Luminate Festival

28th January – 2nd February 2010

Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill, New Zealand.


Over 50 artists are confirmed for Luminate Festival 2010 and more to be announced soon!.....

Including: Mad Professor (Ariwa, UK), Zen Mechanics (Iboga, NL), Hedonix (EPP, Aus), Antix (Iboga), Fiord (Iboga), Edoardo (Neurobiotics, UK), Wild Marmalade (Aus), Pan Electric (UK), Mamaku Project (NZ), An Emerald City (NZ), Organikismness (NZ), Opiuo (Aus), Grouch (Zenon/CCR, NZ), WizdumB (CCR, NZ), Isaac Chambers, Mr Squatch (Delicious, NZ), Invader Tron (Delicious, NZ), Soundkraft (Soundkraft Recs, Aus), Maia (Organic Recs, NZ), Aunty Ethyl, Couch (Beef, NZ), Pookidoll, Big Dave (Phat Productions, Auck), Biggins, Psymon Barnet (Delicious, NZ), Olie Bassweight (Bassweight, NZ), Philter (77Recs, NZ), Gomorrah, Kal, Chop Dogg, Aleon, Captain Morgan (Estuary Recs), Boom Shanti aka Diwata, Chocolate Strings (Aus), Karen Hunter (NZ), Carmen Salvador (Chile), Galanjah, Little Dread, and many more. Creative organic visuals from VJs Pheye (NZ) & Klax (NL). (See the website for the full line up.)


The world class line –up features an outstanding selection of international, national and local performers. Psytrance, Progressive, Minimal Tech, Breaks, Dub Step, Drum & Bass, House, Glitch, Electro, Dub, Reggae, Live music, World Grooves, Tribal rhythms, Folk, Roots, Ambient, esoteric beats and more...Find your rhythm on the two crankin’ dancefloors, get primal with the drums of the Tribal zone, take it horizontal in the Chillout zone, or bring an instrument and join in the fun in the Acoustic jam space.


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, 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.


Organic food and refreshments, arts, crafts & market stalls, healing zone, the Flaming Jugglepoitoy zone with fire performers at night & circus skills workshops by day, enlightening movies & documentaries, 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. Bring your own plate and cup for the food stalls. There will be a composting area for biodegradeable material. Our ethos is to RRRESPECT zero waste!

The festival site layout and art installations have been designed using sacred geometry, natural materials and re-used resources.

Luminate is a family friendly event. Alcohol and dogs are not permitted.



Online tickets are available from www.eventfinder.co.nz

$150 Standard price

Some special deals and family discounts will be made available – to qualify sign up to the mailing list on the website (www.luminatefestival.co.nz)


All prices include admission to the festival, entry to all music and workshops, one week’s camping and access to amenities.


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


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

Check out the website for more info: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz

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