Be your own icon

Knockengorroch 2022’s festival theme DIVAS and ICONS is announced with a series of gorgeous photos featuring our own festival diva, SAY Award winner, rapper and singer Nova, one of the artists poised to play our Shieling stage in May.  The shots were taken down at the river Deugh at Knockengorroch recently, inspired by Botticelli’s Birth of Venus painting.

Nova at the River Deugh
Nova at the River Deugh by Colin Hattersley

The freshwater mussel shell installation highlights the endangered status of Scotland’s freshwater mussels.  Dubbed the liver of the river, these organisms are crucial for filtering out toxins and keeping rivers healthy. Scotland is one of the last bastions in the world for this complex organism and they are heavily protected, if you see any, don’t touch!

The Deugh runs through the site and has long been the spot for wild swimmers, happy paddlers, campers with a view or just to while away the time by its waters. The river becomes the Dee and its name means ‘Black Dee’ with the Dee coming from the Indo European word ‘deva’. So our river is called ‘Black Diva’ – what better excuse for a fabulous outfit theme.

Knockengorroch invite festival goers to channel their inner (or outer) divas and become their own icons, in whatever form that may take, from rock god to Celtic high priestess.

Advance prices tickets are selling like hotcakes but still available here

Freshwater shell installation created by Jess Raine
Thanks to Betty’s Boutique for the wardrobe
Images by Colin Hattersley



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📣 2024 FIRST LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT! 📣Here we go! We are proud to present the first amazing artists from near and far who will be playing at Knockengorroch Festival 2024…A.Skillz | Banco de Gaia | Bombskare | The Breath | DJ Rap | Ewan Macintyre Band | Frankie Archer Music | Jemima Thewes & LANES | John Fairhurst | Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening | Mairi Campbell | Malin makes Music | M a r a n t a | Mungo's Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus | N’famady Kouyaté | Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet | Queen Omega | Yoko Pwno | 808 State…all this and many many more acts, including our dance tent line-ups, to be announced in the new year! Find out more and listen to all of these artists 👉 us in the hills from 23 – 26 May 2024… we can’t wait to see you all! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
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