Frequency Festival

Transforming the medieval city of Lincoln into a futuristic playground


Every two years this international festival of art and technology invigorates Lincoln’s historic public spaces.

Since its first edition in 2011, Frequency Festival has welcomed over 75,000 people, hosted over 550 local, national and international artists, brought over £1.2m to the local economy and kickstarted 60 graduate careers.

Frequency Festival was developed by Threshold Studios as part of Cultural Olympiad funding for the city of Lincoln in 2011. It presents a biennial programme of new art and technology commissions located in unexpected places across the city.

Playful, adventurous and thought provoking, the festival invites everyone to experience the transformative powers of art and technology.

Next festival edition October 2023.

“This spectacular, world-class festival shows how different industries and talents across art, culture and digital technologies can work together.”

Visit Lincoln

“Excellent yet again, a good mix of exhibits, theatre. Very engaging for all ages, good to be over half term to encourage families to participate. Thought provoking items too. The finale show was stunning and well attended. Keep it up.”

Day visitor from Lincolnshire

“A delicious day out of cultural nourishment. Thank you.”

Day visitor from Nottinghamshire

“Frequency transforms medieval Lincoln into an arena for futuristic reverie”

Abi Bliss, The Guardian