Knockengorroch Festival 2022 Theme – Divas and Icons

 Knockengorroch Festival 2022
Photograph by Colin Hattersley

Knockengorroch Festival has revealed its 2022 theme – Diva and Icons – through a photo series with rap artist and singer Nova AKA Nova Scotia The Truth. Pictured in an open mussel shell at the Deugh river, Nova presents this year’s theme in a homage to the endangered freshwater mussel of Scottish rivers, in a scene inspired by Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.

Each year Knockengorroch announces a theme inspired by the local environment or Scottish heritage, encouraging festival-goers to join in by dressing up and getting creative with flags and props. Previous themes at Knockengorroch have included unicorns, river creatures, and celestial bodies.

Talking about this year’s theme, Knockengorroch co-producer, Katch Holmes said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Knockengorroch Festival with this year’s theme of Divas and Icons, inspired by our river’s name, meaning ‘Black Deva’. Our guests will be able to release their inner diva and feel their most iconic, however that manifests for you. We can’t wait to see how everyone interprets this year’s theme when we come together to celebrate music, community and land in May.”

Knockengorroch Festival 2022 will take place Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 May 2022. Weekend tickets are available now via

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