About

Welcome to Frequency, an international festival of digital creativity, hosted biennially in the historic city of Lincoln. Since it’s inception in 2011, Frequency has become renowned for city-wide digital takeovers in non-traditional spaces, including exhibitions of site-specific work, live performances, world-premieres, and interactive experiences open to all.

Frequency has hosted over 450 local, national and international artists, exhibiting their work to over 60,000 visitors across four festival editions. Frequency draws the city’s residents and its visitors off their intended path to discover a world of digital, electronic and hybrid art in unusual spaces; mainly the city’s heritage spaces and its shopping precincts, and into its venues, museums and galleries.

Frequency Festival is produced by Threshold Studios, in partnership with the University of Lincoln and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The event is driven by a dynamic city wide collaboration of public sector organisations, along with support from the business community.

“We are now living in a digital world which is both exciting and challenging. Frequency is an opportunity for people to explore, experience and debate digital culture and creativity.” – Uzma Johal MBE, Co-Director of Frequency Festival

In The Press

“This festival is an extraordinary discussion on how digital technology awakens us to the world we live in, how we see and what we believe in and how it’s changed the way we interact with it forever.” – Rachel Snider, Run Riot

“Frequency transforms medieval Lincoln into an arena for futuristic reverie.”- Abi Bliss, The Guardian

“Lincoln’s Frequency certainly deserves to be taken seriously as an event that may update the business of its city.” – The Telegraph

Our Vision

Frequency Festival will showcase and nurture emerging and established creative talent; harness the collective voices of the creative industries to help shape the future of digital culture; engage audiences and inspire the digital creative in us all.

Our Values

Democracy

We believe that everyone has the right to access ideas, space and a platform to debate. Digital is about everyone. In a connected world we are all equal.

Excellence

We produce a high-quality Festival program that brings new, exciting and thought-provoking experiences to audiences, artists and place.

Inspiring

We bring together digital thought leaders and the creative industries to help shape UK digital culture and inspire change.

Opportunity

We showcase and nurture emerging and established creative talent from the UK and across the globe to bring forward the next generation of talent.