Bands, live acts, solo artists … welcome!
MENT Ljubljana welcomes artists with previous concert experience and publicly available audio and video material.
MENT Ljubljana is a three-day (30 Jan–1 Feb 2019) showcase festival of fresh artists from all of Europe and beyond, during which around 70 acts perform at different venues in Ljubljana. The international conference focuses on the music industry and creativity.
The 4th edition in February 2018 was attended by more than 4500 visitors and 550 music professionals from all over Europe and beyond. The last day of the festival was sold out. Our focus are the regional and Eastern European scenes, though we host acts from all over Europe, and the same goes for professionals. In previous years, our guests have included representatives of festivals (EXIT, INmusic, Glastonbury, Sziget, Eurosonic, Pohoda, Tallinn Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, United Islands of Prague, Les Trans Musicales, Rock 4 People, Waves Vienna, Le Guess Who?, Reeperbahn, Taksirat, Super Uho, Europavox, We Make Waves, Acoustic Lakeside...), record labels (One Little Indian, PIAS, Glitterbeat, Ghostly International, Beggars Group ...), booking agencies (Toutpartout, Belmont, Pitch & Smith, Charmenko, Ink Music, Paper and Iron, ATC Live...), music media (KEXP Radio, Under the Radar, The Quietus, Clash, Intro, Louder Than War, The 405, Drowned in Sound, GIITTV, beehype…), and the likes of Factory 92, The Orchard, Phonofile, music export offices and other music related outfits. There's a significant attendance by professionals from the ex-Yu region – mostly from Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia.
More about the event: www.ment.si
Aftermovie (2018): https://youtu.be/Ha1qsEc545g
“Bonkers but brilliant seems to be something of a speciality here.”
- Derek Robertson, EUROPAVOX
“Yes to Ljubljana! Yes to the Baltic-Balkans-British Interzone! Yes to Russia! Yes to new pop, weirdo rock and sonic ectoplasm!”
- Richard James Foster, THE QUIETUS
“MENT is distinguished by excellent execution, good organisation, and bold programming.”
- Luka Zagoričnik, ODZVEN
“MENT - you blew my mind.”
- William Griffith, LIVE BEIJING MUSIC