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A 3-day club festival of fresh bands from all of Europe and beyond, during which around 50 acts perform at different venues in Ljubljana. The international conference focuses on the music industry and creativity.

“MENT Ljubljana was really a breath of fresh air. You can immediately see when the right people are doing things for the right reasons and also have the skills, knowledge and good taste in doing so. The quality of the music was super impressive! I have a feeling that there’s a lot of good stuff to be expected from Slovenia very soon!”
Helen Sildna, Tallinn Music Week


“It’s the best rock-orientated showcase event I’ve been to, and you score highly for the quality and diversity (so important!) of the showcases and the vibrant quality of the conferences.”
Nick Hobbs, Charmenko


“MENT was my third showcase this year. And to be honest, it was the best one. I felt the organizers did not do it just as a part of their business, but because they are truly interested in presenting new music and new names. This was the main point of the festival, and that’s what we (musicians) really need.”
Natallia Kunitskaya / Mustelide (artist)


“One of the key differences that makes East European music events so addictive is the spread of bands they put on. There is no search for the next big thing, that indie X Factor where success and the stadium flyers of the future are the key. By booking a thrilling and diverse range of bands and musicians, events like MENT are conversely following their own instinct whilst showcasing a daring local band scene that serves as a template for an alternative universe and a peek into a new future. By not following the music business model and relying on instinct and a fascinating local scene, MENT could well be breaking out another set of bands who could end up being bigger than the usual tried and tested music.”
John Robb, Louder Than War / The Membranes


“I loved the people, saw amazing bands, loved the venues you chose. It truly was one of the best conference experiences I have had in a long time.”
Scott Cohen, The Orchard


“If I organized a music festival, I’d probably do a comprehensive copy-paste of MENT.”
Mariusz Herma, Beehype


“When you need me, I’ll respond with all my heart.”
Sanjin Đukić, Los Angeles Agency


“Keep doing it, we need something like this in the region badly.”
Zsuzsanna Bende, A38


Music professionals and artists from countries like Estonia, Belarus, Poland, Finland, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia got their chance. Full venues testify that music doesn’t know borders, making MENT a real pleasure for the ears.
Monika Marušič,

MENT Platform


As a platform for supporting and promoting Slovenian musicians abroad, MENT accompanies performers to international events such as Tallinn Music Week, INmusic Festival, Reeperbahn Festival, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Waves Vienna, Liverpool Sound City, Taksirat Festival …


Under the patronage of MENT, twelve acts carried out 38 performances atat various foreign festivals and venues in 2016. More HERE.

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