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 120,000 people, hosted over 600 local, national and international artists, brought over £2m to the local economy and kickstarted 65 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 2025.


Person with long red hair and a blue rain jacket on a swing in Cornhill Quarter Lincoln, wearing a VR headset
VOLO, Studio Go Go at Frequency Festival 2023. Photo Electric Egg

Frequency Festival 2023

26-29 October 2023 Frequency celebrated its 12 year anniversary with an exciting programme of digital art spread across Lincoln’s public and shared spaces.

The theme for Frequency 2023 was Emergence. See photos of the festival on our Flickr.

“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 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