Welcome to Frequency, an international festival of digital creativity, hosted biennially in the historic city of Lincoln.

Frequency offers an imaginative fusion of art, heritage, media and culture to the city’s residents and its visitors. The festival is a chance to discover a world of digital, electronic and hybrid art, on your doorstep. Come along to find surprising delights in familiar places and to explore new ideas in unexpected ways.

Since launching in 2011, Frequency has hosted over 600 local, national and international artists, exhibiting their work to over 95,000 visitors.


2023 sees Frequency celebrating its 12 year anniversary with an exciting programme of digital arts happening across Lincoln from 26th – 29th October. 

The theme for Frequency 2023 is Emergence. This October, the historic city of Lincoln will receive a digital makeover, with the welcome return of the Frequency International Festival of digital culture.

For four days in October, traditional venues, cobbled streets and shopping centres will be transformed by innovative and immersive digital experiences as international  and emerging artists takeover the city.

Frequency Festival is produced by Threshold Studios, in partnership with the University of Lincoln and supported using public funding by 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


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.


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


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


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