What is Frequency?

Frequency Festival of Digital Culture is a biennial festival hosted in the city of Lincoln, providing a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through exhibition, creative collision and debate.

The festival integrates art into Lincoln’s landscape in the form of installations, projections, site-specific work, talks and live performances.

It showcases artists’ work from all over the world, using a historic city as its canvas and sharing it around the globe.

photo: Tom Martin

4 ways to do Frequency

1. The Festival Trail

Experience the city of Lincoln through art and installations at key venues and unexpected places. Pick up a festival pocket guide in the city at any of our venues and many of the cafe’s and shops. Or collect one from the Frequency kiosk up the high street on Cornhill.
The trail is free and open from 10am to 5pm daily from 20th – 29th October.
Explore the route-map through the city and keep an eye out for Frequency flags to find interactive artworks, thought-provoking installations and virtual reality experiences in unexpected locations.

2. Art in the Streets

Keep an eye out via social media for pop-up events, installations, experiences and happenings including inspiring talks and a trail of curious digital discoveries to stumble upon as you wander around the city on the weekends.

3. Events and Workshops

You’ll find workshops, talks, Artists’ Show-and-Tells across Lincoln over the ten days. Make the city your Digital Playground. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

4. Performances

From theatre and dance to film and VR experiences, there are a whole range of immersive performances from ground-breaking artists.
The events are free but you’ll need to book a ticket so check the events listings for full info, booking information and links.

Who’s behind Frequency?

The festival is brought to the city through an established partnership between Threshold Studios, an artist-led creative media and visual arts organisation specialising in the production of digital, moving image and public realm works, the University of Lincoln, Lincoln BIG, Visit Lincoln, and Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV). Principal funding for Frequency Festival has come from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme.

The festival is being supported by a team of recent graduate interns, representing the next generation of talent emerging from the University of Lincoln, funded by the University’s internship scheme.