In 20014/15 I lived a while in Wellington, New Zealand. Traveling from there I roamed the islands and visited some festivals. On one of this occasions, I filmed certain events on the Luminate Festival in the Golden Bay area. Here is their website: www.luminatefestival.co.nz/
I came to the festival in its epic sixth year. The Luminate 2015 has been a place, which re-energised me on the dancefloor, in workshops, inspired me about living sustainably, I receive a massage, I joined in drumming around the fire, I relaxed with a warm Indian chai, watched a deep-minded movie, I was in harmony with nature, and celebrate a sense of highly conscious community.
Luminate Festival Features
The music zones at Luminate featured an inspiring and carefully selected line-up of performers from New Zealand and overseas. It took me on a unique, flowing journey through a diverse range of Live music, World Grooves, Tribal rhythms, Gypsy, Roots, D&B, Progressive, Soul, Folk, Dub, Psytrance, Minimal Tech, Breaks, Dubstep, Glitch, House, Reggae, Ambient, Esoteric beats and much more…
I found my rhythm on the two amplified dancefloors and got primal with the drums of the Tribal zone, took it horizontally in the Chillout Lounge, or brought an instrument and joined in the sound on several open stages.
Knowledge and Inspirational Sharing Sessions (KISS) were very cool things: it was an extensive programme of workshops covering a wide range of holistic, cultural and environmental topics with a focus on sustainability and self-reliance. It included: permaculture & organics, yoga, alternative healing techniques dance & movement, African drumming, circus skills, poi & juggling, Mayan calendar, meditation, Harakeke, music production and much more.
At the LUMINATE FESTIVAL, I took cool footage. Check it out!