3rd – 7th JUNE 2021

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

Welcome to LUMA, a sensory experience bringing together illuminated art, light sculpture, performance and community over four days on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Arts

A cornerstone arts and culture event on the Southern Lakes calendar, LUMA works with over 500 contributors including artists, organisers, volunteers and ambassadors. Come along, join the tribe in one of New Zealand’s best-loved destinations.

Community

The LUMA Southern Light Project is all about connecting people, engaging local & international artists, supporting local business, supporting education and building creative networks.

Experience

Transforming Queenstown Gardens and the urban nightscape with public interaction and a unique social atmosphere. LUMA has gained worldwide recognition and multiple awards for our creativity and sustainability leadership.

Look what we did

Here’s some highlights from last year. When the going got tough, our community showed its true colours. Without the LUMA everyone was hoping for, LUMIFY lit up the neighbourhood.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is LUMA?

LUMA Southern Light Project is light festival based in the Queenstown Gardens. LUMA is about connecting people, illuminating spaces, bringing both local and national artists and businesses together.

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Traffic

We anticipate significant traffic congestion around the Queenstown Gardens and town centre throughout the duration of LUMA, and ask that people maximise the use of public transport and/or carpool to the event.

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How much does it cost?

$5 entry for the whole weekend, kids are free.

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AS AN ARTIST, HOW CAN I EXHIBIT AT LUMA?

LUMA is curated through a public expression of interest application process. Applications will open mid to late this year, so keep an eye out on LUMA.nz for more information. 

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How do I get to LUMA?

LUMA is a very popular event, we recommend taking public transport, or car pooling and parking in any of the Queenstown public car parking areas.

Please do not try to drive to the Queenstown Gardens itself, as the car park is closed to the public. 

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What about BYO?

BYO is not permitted and a liquor ban will apply in the Queenstown Gardens during Queen’s Birthday weekend except for within licensed areas.