Frequency Festival biennial has become a key highlight in Lincoln’s cultural calendar; renowned for city-wide digital takeovers in non-traditional spaces, immersive and interactive experiences that are free and open to all, workshops and events.

Frequency celebrates the pioneering spirit of digital innovation, showcasing works by emerging and established artists from across the globe; sparking debates on digital culture and inspiring the digital creative in us all.

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

Since it’s inception in 2011, Frequency has hosted over 450 local, national and international artists, exhibiting their work to over 60,000 visitors.

Talent development is embedded in Frequency’s ethos, and during the festival we nurture the next generation of creative talent to develop skills and connect to industry in a way that is meaningful and mutually beneficial for students, graduates, volunteers and local businesses.

Photo credit: 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.
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, and Artists’ Show-and-Tells across Lincoln during the festival. 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?

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 including Lincoln BIGLincolnshire One Venues (LOV), Visit Lincoln, City of Lincoln Council and other collaborators, along with support from local businesses.

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.