When and where is MENT taking place?
In 2023, MENT will take place between 29th and 31st March. Beginning in the late afternoon, the opening night on Wednesday will be traditionally held at Kino Šiška. On Thursday and Friday the conference will take place at Kino Šiška, M hotel and the Computer Museum throughout the day while the concert programme will begin at Kino Šiška and continue at different venues across the city.
How to perform at MENT?
Applications for MENT 2023 are closed. We are planning to open the applications for MENT 2024 in May 2023.
Which ticket should I buy?
If you'd like to attend both the conference and the festival, buy the PRO ticket. If you're interested in just the concerts, buy a festival or day ticket.
How do I get to Ljubljana?
Ljubljana is located in Central Slovenia. The nearest airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport / www.fraport-slovenija.si/en/Main, half an hour by car from the city centre. Other nearby airports are Trieste (Italy, 1h30 by car), Zagreb (Croatia, 1h45 by car), Venice and Treviso (Italy, 2h30 by car) and Klagenfurt (Austria, 1h30 by car). Other nearby cities are Rijeka (Croatia, 2h by car), Graz (Austria, 2h15 by car), Udine (Italy, 2h15 by car), Vienna (Austria, 4h by car), Budapest (Hungary, 4h30 by car), Bratislava (Slovakia, 4h30 by car), Munich (Germany, 4h30 by car) and Belgrade (Serbia, 5h by car).
We recommend using the Nomago shuttle for airport transfers: shuttle.nomago.si.
Use promo code MENT23 for a special discount on transfers from / to Ljubljana airport. Valid from 25. 3. - 2. 4. 2023.
There are also numerous railway connections: http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/.
How do I get around Ljubljana?
There are regular LPP / www.lpp.si/en public buses all over the city, and you can also choose from several taxi services. It takes 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes on foot to get from the centre of Ljubljana to Kino Šiška.
Bus: one bus ride costs 1.30 €. Find more info about the payment options here.
But don't worry, a free MENT bus will connect Kino Šiška and Metelkova in the evenings (March 30th and 31st) – just show your wristband to the driver.
Taxi: a typical ride (from Kino Šiška to Metelkova, about 3.5 km) costs around 5 €.
Taxi Metro: (+386) 080 1190
Taxi Cammeo: (+386) 01 777 1212
Taxi Laguna: (+386) 080 1233 / 080 1117
Taxi Intertours: (+386) 031 311 311
Where to stay?
There are many accommodation options in Ljubljana, but do not delay your reservations. You should know that part of the festival and most of the conference takes place at Kino Šiška (3 km from the city centre). Other venues reserved for Thursday and Friday are located in the city centre.
Where to eat?
If you want total control over Kino Šiška, we recommend the restaurant Mexico Mediterra Place with its huge windows. It is located on the first floor of the building across the courtyard. You can order Mexican food, various salads or pizza. We suggest the daily menu.
The restaurant Pri Vodniku is an authentic Slovenian old school inn just 5 minutes away from Kino Šiška – a perfect spot for those keen on trying traditional culinary specialities.
The double restaurant Maharaja / Himalaja is a haven for Asian cuisine just 5 minutes away from Kino Šiška. Maharaja serves Indian while Himalaja serves Nepalese food. At the former, you sit in chairs, and at the latter, you relax on the floor.
You can find more restaurants in the city centre, which is located less than 3 km from Kino Šiška and just a kilometer away from Metelkova City.
- Meal at inexpensive restaurant: 10.00 €
- Meal at mid-range restaurant: 20.00 €
- Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught): 3.00 €
- Imported beer (0.33 litre bottle): 3.50 €
- Cappuccino (regular): 1.83 €
- Coke / Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle): 2.22 €
- Tap water is potable / a bottle of water in a bar: 1.72 €
Useful Slovenian phrases:
- Hello! / Dober dan.
- Goodbye. / Nasvidenje.
- Where is...? / Kje je...?
- Can I get a beer, please? / Eno pivo, prosim.
- Cheers! / Na zdravje!
- This band rocks! / Ta bend je zakon!
- I love MENT. / Ljubim MENT.