Frequency Festival is proud to be a highlight in Lincoln’s cultural calendar. Since 2011, it has been bringing the city to life in creative ways.
For our 10th anniversary year, we’re pleased to welcome you back with an exciting programme. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from 3D audio to soft robots! We are making safety a priority, with events mainly taking place outdoors and online so you can experience the festival in a way that you’re comfortable with.
Check out our 2021 Programme and look out for more announcements on social media #Freq21.
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The theme for this year’s Frequency is Connection – to place, people, environment, self. Alongside these ideas we’re thinking about how we can welcome you back to the city safely, and how we can explore connection through our online and public spaces, and through new and exciting experiences.
“I can see the value of digital technology in playing with my perception, inspiring me to be creative and even helping me escape from the real world for a while.”
“Frequency transforms medieval Lincoln into an arena for futuristic reverie”
“Frequency plays an important part in creating opportunities for local artists, graduates and students to develop their talent and skills.”
It is our priority to ensure everyone can enjoy Frequency as fully and safely as possible. A lot has changed since the last festival in 2019. We are working incredibly hard to keep all our staff, volunteers, artists and audiences as safe as possible for the 2021 edition.
The first season of Darkfield Radio shows launched in July 2020 to critical acclaim, featuring in major film festivals such as Venice International Film Festival, IDFA and Raindance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and winning Columbia’s Digital Storytelling Lab’s Breakthrough Award in recognition of the year’s most innovative narrative.
Established in 2007, Zest Theatre is a national touring theatre company creating eye-opening work for young people. Delivering over 100 performances and reaching nearly 20,000 people annually, they tour to theatres, outdoor spaces and schools with a variety of interactive, immersive, site specific and promenade productions. Their new work Monolith is in Frequency’s online programme, so we asked them a few questions about the theme of this year’s festival.
Air Giants’ Luma is coming to Lincoln Cornhill on Sunday 31st October for Frequency Festival 2021.
With a small team of artists, roboticists, puppeteers and software engineers based in Bristol, UK, the Air Giants team applies soft robotic design principles at a super-scale, and their innovations in air control and sensing systems bring their creations to life.
2021 is our 10 year anniversary! In the past decade we have hosted over 500 local, national and international artists in Lincoln and have welcomed over 75,000 visitors to the festival. We’ve presented an imaginative fusion of art, heritage, media and culture, giving everyone the chance to discover a world of digital art.
We have popped up in surprising places, filling Lincoln’s historic and hidden corners with delights. From shopping precincts to sheds, Lincoln Cathedral to the kiosk, we’ve taken digital art to the people.
The world has changed a lot in these past 10 years and digital has become ever more important in our lives. Through that we have been there, asking the big questions, championing creatives who use technology in thought-provoking ways and connecting deeply with our city and community. Thank you to everyone who has been part of our journey so far.
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