November 3, 2011 4.11 pm This story is over 148 months old

Lincoln’s first digital festival attracts 14,000

Digital attractions: The Frequency digital festival in Lincoln attracted more than 14,000 visitors to the city’s arts venues.

Frequency Festival attracted 14,000 visitors to the city’s art venues as well as some creative locations during last week’s half term school holiday.

The LPAC, Collection, Usher Gallery, The Drill Hall and even the streets were taken over by digital arts that included an animated 3D head in the Waterside Shopping Centre.

The event had a social media pull, attracting international interest with over 8,000 people from over 56 different countries engaging through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

Organisers did not anticipate such success and are already planning Frequency 2013, hoping to run the event every two years.

Festival Director Uzma Johal from Threshold Studios said: “Having staged a successful inaugural festival, we now need to sow the seeds for 2013 and a biennial event that we can all be proud of.”

Chief Executive of Lincoln BIG, Matt Corrigan, said the festival created a great buzz across the city with a contemporary culture festival bringing something new to Lincoln.

Corrigon said: “The festival was great: it grabbed the attention and imaginations of students, residents and visitors alike and brought together dynamic partnerships between Lincoln’s business community and various arts organisations.”

The Frequency website has reviews and images from the week-long event.