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When we launched MENT back in 2015, we weren't thinking too much about 2024. Today, more than 500 performers, over 4000 delegates and tens of thousands of visitors later, the tenth MENT is here. Join us for the celebrations and opening, where we will toast to a decade of musical discoveries, new friendships and exploration of the music scene and business. We will start with fresh Bevog beers, some tasty bites and a bit of socialising, followed by the official opening with some special highlights. 

You are cordially invited by MENT, our long-standing co-producer of the conference, the Slovenian Music Information Centre - SIGIC, Music Slovenia and the European network HEMI Music Hub.


Do you know about Belgium Booms? Wanna meet Belgian music professionals? Come and meet us at our reception at Kino Šiška (Kamera). Belgian beer, fingerfood, nice people and interesting conversations!

Did you know that Stromae, Charlotte de Witte, Tamino, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Angèle, Damso, Meskerem Mees, Tukan, Brutus, The Haunted Youth and Lost Frequencies all come from Belgium? Make sure to check out the next big (Belgian) thing at MENT 2024 – Ada Oda, Avalanche Kaito, ECHT!, Marta Da'ro, Porcelain id and Pruillip!



The Orchard is a full-service music distribution company operating in more than 45 cities worldwide. The Orchard’s comprehensive artist & label services offer innovative technology, transparent data analysis, and expertise to reach fans and grow audiences.

The Orchard will be hosting a happy hour during MENT to connect with local label partners across Slovenia, the Balkans region, Central Eastern Europe, and beyond. Attendees will network with industry professionals from the region and discuss opportunities and challenges. Join us for drinks, music, and great company!


HOTS proudly returns to MENT in 2024, bringing emerging Hungarian talents to Ljubljana for the world to hear. Be sure to catch our talents – Carson Coma, New Fossils and The Devil's Trade!


Hungarian Oncoming Tunes is the music export brand for supporting and educating Hungarian acts and professionals to expand their activities on an international scale. It encourages acts through open applications to build up their international tour plans, develop PR activities in their targeted markets, record new albums with internationally acclaimed professionals and create top-tier audiovisual content. HOTS also hosts international workshops, conferences, and art camps connecting different sectors of the music industry. 


After a successful presentation of the Slovak music sector via the Slovak delegation in 2023, we are back at our beloved festival MENT Ljubljana! Apart from the pleasant company represented by LALA Slovak Music Export, SHARPE festival and Pohoda festival, you will be able to meet many interesting people from all over Slovakia.

The reception will only be enhanced by the performances of three Slovak artists – Berlin Manson, Shallov and Kodiki, who all perform at MENT 2024. Reception? You can look forward to tasty snacks from the heart of Europe that will be complemented with a traditionally tasty selection of Slovak alcohol. A pleasant meeting with old and new friends will be in the spirit of selected local music. You better not miss the reception and also the performances of Slovak artists!

Supported by the Slovak Arts Council.


For the fourth year in a row, RUNDA (Regional Association of Independent Discographers Balkan) is organising RUNDA Awards to celebrate the best musical achievements of its members and their artists. For the very first time, the RUNDA Awards Ceremony, where we will announce the winners for the year 2023, will be held at MENT Ljubljana.

Supported by Merlin, RUNDA Awards feature four categories: Best Album, Best Single, Best Artist and Best New Artist. At Kino Šiška, you will have the opportunity to be among the first to know this year's winners. Come and join us, and help us ease the suspense with some beer and a live performance of one of the nominees.


Czech music continues to make waves in the international scene, and the heartfelt curatorial policy of MENT will provide music lovers with a chance to discover a fresh batch of contemporary Czech sounds. To celebrate the evolution of Czech music, the Czech delegation is hosting a reception at the Ljubljana Castle where attendees will get the chance to network, share ideas and enjoy good food. 

Don’t miss the Czech artists performing at MENT 2024 – Fotbal, Oliver Torr & Axonbody present AXONTORR, Marie Pravda and YUKU presented by oolongbru!

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