MENT Ljubljana – FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
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 fourth MENT, which took place in Ljubljana from 31st January to 2nd February hosted 71 acts from 23 countries having performed in packed venues. In three days, the total number of all visitors amounted to 4,500, including more than 550 registered music professionals from 37 countries.
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 …), record labels (One Little Indian, PIAS, Glitterbeat, Ghostly International, Beggars Group …), booking agencies (Toutpartout, Belmont, Pitch & Smith, Charmenko, Ink Music, Paper and Iron …), music media (KEXP Radio, Under the Radar, The Quietus, Clash, Intro, Louder Than War, The 405, Drowned in Sound, GIITTV …), 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.