Frequency Festival, Lincoln, UK

24-27 October 2019

Frequency Festival 2019

24-27 October 2019, Lincoln


For its fifth edition, Frequency International Festival of Digital Culture returned to Lincoln, 24-27 October 2019, with a jam-packed festival programme that challenged perceptions, captured imaginations and inspired change.

In 2019  we invited our festival audiences to immersive themselves in VR experiences and thought-provoking digital projections; play with interactive street furniture, family-friendly workshops and arcade games that inspire kindness; and get involved in debates about data, the environment and the changing climate we live in.

Visit our 2019 Programme to see the wonderful array of digital delights and artists that we brought to Lincoln for Frequency 2019.

The Frequency Festival biennial has become a key highlight in Lincoln’s cultural calendar; renowned for city-wide digital takeovers in non-traditional spaces such as Lincoln Cathedral, the city’s underground Roman Posterngate, cafés, churches, shopping centres and outdoor spaces as well as key city venues and gallery spaces.

The 2019 festival theme was Disruption = Cultural ReinventionOur relationship with the digital realm has changed significantly since the festivals inception 8 years ago. With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, innovative ideas continue to emerge; disrupting the status quo. Whether it be the radical changes to our local high street, the impact of our mobile phones and online persona on our personal relationships or how we form a view on the world around us, digital has become intrinsic to everything we do. And having access to the internet anytime and anyplace, from the device in our pocket, makes cultural disruptors of us all.

To reflect the ever-changing city and the fast-growing digital sector, we evolved a new format for the 2019 festival. The programme was across four jam-packed days, including events to harness the collective voices of the creative industries, spark debate and shape the future of digital culture.

Visit Frequency website to find out more about the festival. For further 2019 festival content including videos, blogs and more visit our Frequency Online Zone. You can also find lots of images and more on Frequency’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels

Read our recent festival press release – Frequency Returned to Lincoln and Transformed the City’s Rhythm.

ELEOS, Ashley James Brown, Threshold Studios and Bernadette Russell. Photo courtesy of Frequency Festival 2019. Photo credit Electric Egg
Return, Akeelah Bertram at Frequency Festival 2019. Photo credit Electric Egg
Small Global, D-Fuse at Frequency Festival 2019. Photo credit Electric Egg.
I See You, Urban Projections at Frequency Festival 2019. Photo credit Electric Egg.
Upload Unplug, Pell Ensemble at Frequency Festival 2019. Photo credit Electric Egg.
Care(less), Lindsay Seers at Frequency Festival 2019. Photo credit Electric Egg.
MAGA Grabber, Annabel McCourt at Frequency Festival 2019. Photo credit Electric Egg.
Siemens Children's Workshop at Frequency Festival 2019. Photo credit Electric Egg.

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. Read about our Funders and 2019 Partners on the Frequency website.

Image and Film credits: Electric Egg