Suggestions sought for next year’s Asylum Steampunk Festival


The Asylum Steampunk Festival is now firmly established as part of Lincoln’s cultural identity, with plans in place to make 2019’s edition the biggest and best yet.

Supported by City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council, Lincoln BIG is teaming up with organisers John and Karen Naylor to make next year’s event more expansive and inclusive.

“We know Steampunks absolutely love coming to Lincoln for their annual gathering and that their special weekend, with its amazing events, including tea duelling competitions, wacky races inside Lincoln Castle, illicit market and much more, really intrigues locals and visitors,” said Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Sarah Loftus.

“So, this year, we are working more closely with the organisers and starting to explore ways of extending the footprint of this highly successful event, by inviting more city businesses and organisations to get involved.

“We are really keen to hear from any Lincoln BIG levy payer who wants to work with us, whether it is a shop, pub, club or entertainments venue. We are thinking about opportunities for them but, equally, we would also love to hear their ideas.

“We’re open to considering all sorts of suggestions for spin-off attractions. These may have a musical, theatrical or comedy theme, or something entirely different, to make it a great weekend for all throughout the city.

Businesses and organisations are urged to initially get in touch with the Lincoln BIG Events Team by email or by calling 01522 545233.