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INmusicMENT 2017 – RAZPIS

Together with the biggest Croatian festival INmusic we’re preparing the INmusicMENT project for Slovenian bands that would like to perform at the festival. More HERE (Slovene only). Come to Zagreb in June and join the party with Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Alt-J, Kasabian, Flogging Molly, Michael Kiwanuka, Repetitor, Darko Rundek, Slaves, Booka Shade, The Strange and others!...

Aftermovie, Impressions and Reviews

The third MENT Ljubljana festival and conference event, which took place at nine different venues between 1st and 3rd February, has come to a close. Over three days, it was attended by 3400 visitors, the most on the final day, Friday, when the festival was sold out. The concert programme featured 60 performers from 23 countries, with a third of......

Jonathan Poneman and Alexander Čerevka Can’t Make it to MENT but …

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Unfortunately, Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop Records) won’t make it to MENT due to his health situation. See his statement below. However, we aren’t quitters, so the keynote interview with Jonathan will take place live via Skype. Due to the time difference between Slovenia and USA, we rescheduled it to Friday at 17:00 at M......

Tommy Cash is coming to MENT! Can you believe me brother?

After Deerhoof had to cancel their European tour, including a show at MENT, due to illness, a void gaped in the opening night programme … But! But … buuuuuuuuut!!! The void will be plugged, sewn and shaken up by none other than TOMM¥ €A$H. The Baltic ghetto thirdborn, the post-Soviet professional rap superstar and the only rapper to swing his......

Deerhoof performance cancelled due to illness

We regret to inform you that Deerhoof, who were scheduled to perform at Kino Šiška on the opening night of the MENT Ljubljana festival, had to cancel their entire European tour due to illness. The band’s official statement reads: “We are terribly sorry to announce that because of serious pneumonia, we are not going to be able to travel to......

MENT in 2016

Half a year a festival, half a year an export office. In 2016, MENT continued operating in the style of a Music Export Office, delegating Slovenian musicians and music professionals to similar events abroad and helping them with promotion, networking and production. Within the framework of the MENT platform, 12 Slovenian acts performed at various foreign festivals and venues in......

Full line-up + Conference programme + Schedules

Over 300 industry professionals are already confirmed for the conference, while the concert section serves up the final 20 reasons to stand beneath the MENT Ljubljana festival stages between 1st and 3rd February. With their expressive lyricism and sonic intensity, Czech alter rockers Please the Trees will electrify the air, the explosive stoner blues duo from Austria White Miles will blow......

announceMENT: 23 New Acts Confirmed + Loads of Conference Info

Here’s 23 new acts confirmed for MENT Ljubljana_______FESTIVAL 2017! MENT Ljubljana will be visited by the explosive and playful Deerhoof from the USA, the Danish violinist and vocalist Nils Gröndahl, Russian tradition dressed up in contemporary electronica – Oligarkh, the acclaimed Belarusian producer Awlnight, one of the more prominent regional representatives of electro-punk Baden-Baden, the Italians His Clancyness, who also presented their debut “Vicious” (FatCat)......

3 Slovenian acts @ Eurosonic 2017

Good news from Groningen! 3 Slovenian acts will perform at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017. Among all the applications ESNS chose the noisy duo It’s everyone else and the young masters of blues Prismojeni Profesorji Bluesa/Wacky Blues Professors and our national radio Val 202 delegated the talented singer-songwriter Jakob Kobal. See you in Groningen in January! IT’S EVERYONE ELSE Heaven is an......

First announceMENTs

Let’s go! MarkFebruary 1st – 3rd 2017 in your calendars. Locations: KINO ŠIŠKA / AKC METELKOVA MESTO / STARA MESTNA ELEKTRARNA / HOSTEL CELICA / PRITLIČJE / DOBRAVAGA For the third year in a row, Ljubljana will be taken over by a MENTal state of mind in the first days of February. More than 50 bands, singer-songwriters, producers and DJs will......

MENT on tour!

PIN conference from Skopje invited 3 acts for a Slovenian focus at PIN / Taksirat Festival 2016. And how to get 3 acts to Skopje? Let’s make a tour! Here’s MENTprizent with Koala Voice, Čao Portorož and Blaž. 22. 11. @ Tvornica kulture, Zagreb (Croatia) 23. 11. @ Nappali, Pecs (Hungary) 24. 11. @ Elektropionir, Belgrade (Serbia) 26. 11. @ PIN conference......

Slovenian moMENTs @ BuSH 2016

There’s a new festival in the region! It’s called BuSH aka Budapest Showcase Hub. BuSH represents the best that the Eastern-European music industry has to offer and two Slovenian bands will perform at it’s first edition. MENT crew is also going to be present at the event, Matjaž Manček and Andraž Kajzer will take part in the “Touring network in Eastern......

Slovinský moMENT @ Bratislava, 2016

MENT is coming to Bratislava on October 1st. 3 Slovenian bands will perform at the Re:fresh club with support by LALA Slovak Music Export. The Slovinský moMENT event starts at 19:00. See you! Join the FACEBOOK EVENT. Bands: THE CANYON OBSERVER / noisy post-metal The Canyon Observer is a wandering monster that slogs through the murky depths of sludge and post-metal.......

Slovenian moMENTs @ Waves Vienna 2016

After a very successful Slovenian focus at Waves Vienna in 2013, Slovenian reception & bands became a standard at Waves. This year Waves hosts 3 Slovenian bands – Jardier, Karmakoma & The Canyon Observer and the Slovenian Reception will be held on Friday, September 30th. SLOVENIAN RECEPTION Fri, Sep 30th, 18:00 @ WUK Project Room Good food, fresh drinks and of......

Applications for MENT Ljubljana 2017 are open!

Bands, live acts, solo artists … welcome! Applications available only through Gigmit (until Sep 5th). To apply click HERE.  MENT Ljubljana is a three day event (1/2/3 February 2017) in the capital of Slovenia. The festival part takes place in different venues around the city and presents talent and quality acts with a potential for international bookings. The focus of......

Your Best Neighbours @ INmusic Festival

Your Best Neighbours @ INmusic festival 2016 – Facebook EVENT –  NIKKI LOUDER /noise rock/ Monday, June 20th, 20:15 @ Hidden Stage Animal drumming, thrumming melodic bass, squealing guitars and piercing screams are the building blocks of Nikki Louder. The Slovenian trio offers a sincere concert experience that leaves no audience member cold. Above all a band that fans of......

MENT is Nominated in 2 YMCA Awards Categories @ The Great Escape

Yeeees! YMCA Awards announced the 2016 nominees and MENT is a candidate for 2! BEST CONVENTION CENTER & BEST SHOWCASE OR PARTY (Our joined party w. Music Estonia, Tallinn Music Week & Positivus Festival @ Eurosonic Noorderslag.) Check & vote HERE. Thanks!...

Prismojeni profesorji bluesa & Liamere will perform at INmusic Festival

This years INmusicMENT came to an end on Saturday at Hangar bar in Izola. Among 93 applications, the 5 bands chosen (Haiku Garden, Hulahoop, Liamere, Prismojeni Profesorji Bluesa, John F. Doe) by Maja Pavlin (Aritmija), Jernej Sobočan (Val 202) and Jaka Špiler (Radio Študent, Festival Tresk) performed among heavy rain and playful audience. The audience submited more than 150 votes with majority voting......

INmusicMENT 2016 @ Hangar bar, Izola

Among 93 applications 5 bands were chosen to play INmusicMENT at Hangar bar in Izola. Two of them will play at INmusic Festival in June. The jury consisted of Maja Pavlin (Aritmija), Jernej Sobočan (Val 202) and Jaka Špiler (Radio Študent, Festival Tresk). INmusicMENT starts on May 14th at 8pm with Haiku Garden, Hulahoop, John F. Doe, Liamere & Prismojeni Profesorji Bluesa.......

Slovenian moMENTs @ Tallinn Music Week

Tähelepanu! Slovenian acts @ Tallinn Music Week! TMW starts in a week and there are 3 Slovenian acts coming over. Join the FB event to follow the action. ___ BOWRAIN “An annoyingly massive talent.” CLASH MAGAZINE...

INmusicMENT 2016

MENT & INmusicMENT are organizing an open call for the Slovenian bands that want to perform at INmusic festival in Zagreb. For Slovene acts only, so more HERE....

Daily Tickets on Sale + Mobile APP available

Daily tickets are available! Check all the possibilities HERE. CONCERT & CONFERENCE schedule are both available and you can also download the APP “MENT Ljubljana 2016” at Google Play or at the Apple Store. Don’t forget to see the full LINE-UP, CONFERENCE PROGRAMME and PANELISTS. See you very very soon!...

Complete festival and conference line-up!

Meet the final batch of artists at the second edition of MENT Ljubljana! The Prekmurje quartet WEREFOX, a rock machine of dirty riffs that exudes stoner sonic sex appeal, will debut their sophomore record “Das Lied der Maschinen”. SWEET SWEET MOON will share his unusual and viral story – via the movie FUCK THE ATLANTIC OCEAN and a concert afterwards. What other unexpected things are to be......

moMENTs at Eurosonic 2016

MENT is coming to Eurosonic! We’re hosting A PARTY with Tallinn Music Week and Positivus on Friday. Be at Peter Pan at 6pm, drinks, snacks and music are on us! More soon, we’ll keep you updated HERE. Attention! Slovenian bands at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2016! KOALA VOICE – Wed, 13 Jan, 20:00 @ Huis “De Beurs” – Fri, 15 Jan, 21:30 @......

preMENT____event: MANU DELAGO HANDMADE & ALL STRINGS DETACHED

The pre-party to MENT Ljubljana with two acts that performed in the festival’s debut edition. 21st January 2016, 8PM @ Kino Šiška *** For holders of festival tickets to MENT Ljubljana – entry is free. Learn more below.*** MANU DELAGO HANDMADE “Amazing percussionist and hang player” – Björk “Virtuoso” – The Times “A masterful and sensitive musician” – The Telegraph......

First 20 announceMENTs!

  As you might know the dates are Feb 3rd – 5th! This year MENT Ljubljana will take place at eight venues. During three days, Ljubljana will host over 50 performers from more than twenty countries. And not just for the sake of numbers – MENT focuses on new music forces, wherever they may be. On good bands and producers, whether Siberian......

MENT Activities in 2015

The main MENT project is the MENT Ljubljana event, which encompasses a three-day festival and conference. It premiered in February; however, the festival and conference are just a part of MENT’s whole. In 2015, MENT is also acting as a type of “Music Export Office”, delegating Slovenian musicians and professionals to similar events abroad and helping with their promotion, networking......

Applications are Closed

Applications for MENT Ljubljana 2016 through Gigmit​ are closed. We received more than 1100 applications from 47 countries … Wow! Of course we can’t invite you all but a big THANK YOU to everyone who applied. You’ll hear from us soon. Have a nice day!  ...