MENT 2021: Concerts are back!
The 7th and first summer edition of MENT Festival is behind us!
If we don’t take into account all of you who attended the concerts from behind the fence, almost 2000 people visited the festival in nine days. Among the 30 acts, two thirds were Slovene artists – some of them performed at the festival for the first time ever – and a third came from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and Poland.
Despite the distance between the stage and the musicians, most of the performers could not hide their excitement, as for many it was the first true performance after more than six months of absence of live music.
This year’s boutique MENT conference, which took place both live and online at the City Museum of Ljubljana, addressed some of the key issues of the domestic music industry and offered workshops on streaming platforms, music marketing and promotion.
In collaboration with DobraVaga Gallery, we organised the 5th commercial exhibition of music posters appointMENT, which is on display until June 30. We premiered the first Slovenian compilation of ambient music Senzorama Vol 1, co-produced the workshop Modul@rnice and presented the project Young Researchers IV.
The MENT team would like to thank all the musicians, speakers, collaborators, supporters, partners, sponsors and venues, but most of all to you, dear visitors, who helped us create a more or less “normal” festival experience and gave us new hope for the upcoming edition.
See you in 2022 – in the front row, hopefully!
Photo: Aleš Rosa / MENT Ljubljana