Welcome to The Asylum

Asylum Steampunk Festival
Lincoln  26th – 29th August 2016

Hundreds of Steampunks at the Asylum Steampunk Festival

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.

2016 will see some exciting new announcements! Keep watching the news section…


What’s on

Our timetable of events will list all the official events – and clearly indicate which are open to all and which are for wristband holders only. We will also be attempting to list all the steampunk community events and associated activities which help to give this steampunk festival such character.

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

Map of the Steampunk Quarter by the fabulous Dr Geof

Four days of fantastic features

Lincoln Castle – attractions, features, the Costume Parade,the Wacky Racers,the Jet Pack Race, games, the Illicit Market, outdoor stage,  craft zone, traders, talks and more.

The Engine Shed – Iconic modern music venue hosting our premier music events.

Assembly Rooms – Main stage, The Great Exhibition, Tea Duelling feature stage, contact zone, evening entertainments.

Westgate Academy – Literary zone, tabletop gaming zone, the Food Court, evening entertainments.

Bailgate Methodists Hall – Indoor Market.

Bishop Grossteste University – Evening entertainments at the  Venue Theatre.

Castle Square – Outdoor market and street art.

Wacky Races

We look forward to seeing you in Lincoln in August 2016!


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Europe's biggest and longest running Steampunk festival