Welcome to The Asylum

Asylum Steampunk Festival
Lincoln  25th – 28th August 2017

Hundreds of Steampunks at the Asylum Steampunk Festival

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The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the World, attracting participants from around the globe. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the historic City of Lincoln.

For four glorious days the historic streets of Lincoln are thronged with thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.

This website will help you if you are a steampunk day visitor, a participant with a wristband ticket or a member of the public.

What’s on

Our timetable of events will list all the official events – and clearly indicate which are open to all, which are for wristband holders only and which are ticketed. Use the Timetable to plan your days.

Where to go

We have information pages on all the major festival venues – with maps and pictures to make sure you get to the right place. We also have a section on where to collect your wristband and one on how to get to Lincoln.

Hand Drawn Map of Venues

Map of the Steampunk Quarter by the fabulous Dr Geof

Four days of fantastic features over eleven venues!

Lincoln Castle – attractions, features, the Costume Parade, the Wacky Racers, the Jet Pack Race, games, the Illicit Market, outdoor stage, exhibition, traders and more…

The Engine Shed – Iconic modern music venue hosting our premier music events United States of Steampunk and Time Travellers

Assembly Rooms – Main stage, Tea Duelling, feature stage, contact zone, evening entertainments

Westgate Academy – Talks, Maker area, Mad Hatter’s Garden Party, The Food Court, evening entertainments

Bailgate Methodists Church Hall – Indoor Market

Judge’s Lodgings – intimate soirees and afternoon teas

Cathedral Centre – Talks, exhibition and gaming – catering particularly for those new to steampunk

The Venue at Bishop Grossteste University – Evening entertainments

The Refectory at Bishop Grossteste University – three special supper clubs

Castle Square – Outdoor market and street art

Cathedral Square – Outdoor market

Wacky Races

We look forward to seeing you in Lincoln this August Bank Holiday!

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Europe's biggest and longest running Steampunk festival