Queen's Birthday Weekend

2-6 JUNE 2022

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.


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.


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


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 previous years. Dive into the myriad of art, performance, light and sculpture that brings LUMA to life every year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is LUMA?

LUMA Southern Light Project is an arts, performance and sensory event designed to connect people, celebrate our night-scape and bring together local, national and international artists in a unique environment. 



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


How do I get a ticket?

$5+ booking fee, entry for the whole weekend, kids 12 and under are free. The numbered wristbands will be available through selected outlets leading up to the event but entry can be pre-booked online and redeemed at the gate. More info.



LUMA is curated through a public expression of interest application process. Get in touch with us now and give us an outline of what you’ve got in mind. 


How do I get to LUMA?

LUMA is a very popular event, we recommend utilising the free Park & Ride, take public transport, or car pooling and parking in any of the Queenstown public car parking areas. More info.

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


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.