LUMA tickets now on sale

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Posted 3 March, 2024
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Luma2023. Photo: Amy Galloway

LUMA24 will see the trees in Queenstown Gardens come to life.

Tickets for the King's Birthday weekend light festival, which attracts 40,000 to the Gardens each year, went on sale on Friday, 1 March.

And organisers have revealed this year's theme, Arborea, which loosely translates as ‘Life in the Trees'.

Trust Chairman Duncan Forsyth promises the now-annual event, over the first weekend of June, will be an immersive experience, including sensory entertainment, light sculptures, altered environments and a re-interpretation of the Gardens.

"This year we will build an environment where technology merges with nature in new and unexpected ways," he says.

"You just have to look around you to see how the world around us is constantly changing. However, that does not mean we need to move away from our roots, or disengage from our natural environment. This year we are bringing both worlds together and we are excited to share what we have in store."

LUMA was launched in Winter 2016 to see if Queenstown was ready to embrace a weekend-long festival celebrating arts, culture and performance.

Forsyth says it has come a long way and now attracts both nationally and internationally renowned artists in addition to LEAP (LUMA Emerging Artist Programme).

“We are now talking about 55 artists and over 200 volunteers as well as our core crew. That all adds up to an insane amount of hours by many to deliver LUMA for so little – an event we continue to be exceptionally proud of. It’s our way to celebrate the town’s unique location and what we have to offer here.

"Thanks also has to go to our key partners who have come on board again allowing LUMA to happen and meaning general ticket prices are to stay the same, with early bird discounts also available - get in early to avoid sell out nights."

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