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Kino Šiška

 

The Centre for Urban Culture is also the producer and heart of MENT Ljubljana. In 2019, this public institution celebrated its 10th anniversary. In the past decade, the Center has produced an endless list of concerts, film screenings, workshops, exhibitions, theater, dance and other cultural events. Kino Šiška is known for its two top-notch concert venues, the larger Katedrala Hall and its little sister Komuna Hall. But just as important for MENT are its multipurpose lobbies on the ground and first floor.

 

Trg prekomorskih brigad 3
www.kinosiska.si

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AKC Metelkova Mesto

 

Metelkova City is an autonomous social and cultural center with a rich historic heritage and unique aesthetic. It is widely considered one of the most important venues dedicated to youth and independent culture in Slovenia. With its relaxed atmosphere, visible artistic expression and musical diversity, it contributes immensely to downtown Ljubljana. MENT Festival takes place in the clubs Channel Zero, Gala hala, Klub Gromka and Menza pri Koritu.

 

Masarykova 24      
http://www.metelkovamesto.org/

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Gala Hala

 

For the past two decades, the largest club of Metelkova has been a hub for independent music production. Gala hala is home to stylistically diverse DJ nights, hip hop parties, workshops, international concerts and countless other music events. Also, a midsummer visit of Gala’s summer garden is a must. 

 

AKC Metelkova mesto      
http://www.galahala.com/

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Channel Zero

 

Established in 1993, Metelkova’s most dancefloor-oriented club is home to late-night raves and boundless guitar sounds. Channel Zero is famous for its bass-friendly sound system, but it also has a mezzanine that offers a bird’s-eye view of the stage and dance floor.

 

AKC Metelkova mesto      
http://www.ch0.org/

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Klub Gromka

 

Punk, hardcore, sludge… the hardest and most resistant genres thrive at Gromka. But this is in fact a club with an extremely diverse program that also includes free improvisation and jazz nights, literary evenings and alternative theater. 

 

AKC Metelkova mesto      
http://www.klubgromka.org/

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Menza pri Koritu

 

The legendary column in the middle of Menza’s stage should by now be part of Slovenia’s cultural heritage. Who knows how many pole dance routines by musicians from all around the world have been performed on this mythical piece of metal. Menza is a club that supports the independent, the informal and the peculiar.

 

AKC Metelkova mesto      
http://www.menzaprikoritu.com/

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Hostel Celica

 

This a story about a prison that would become one the most interesting hostels in the world. Without losing their original metal bars, the cells were transformed into cozy rooms. Be it in the warm ambient of the gallery or the main bar, the intimate atmosphere of Celica always makes for pristine musical experiences.   

 

Metelkova 8
https://www.hostelcelica.com/

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Stara Mestna Elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana

 

Once a revolutionary factory, today a producer of culture. This stunning technical monument is one of the few examples of industrial age architecture in Slovenia. The venue is mainly focused on theater productions, this is what makes the rare musical events even more special.  

 

Slomškova 18
http://www.bunker.si/

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Orto Bar

 

For the past 25 years, Orto has been the heart of Ljubljana’s rock scene. However, the club also takes care of metalheads, hip hop fans, psytrancers and lovers softer sounds. The concert venue upstairs and the larger hall on the ground floor make it a perfect setting for MENT.

 

Grablovičeva 1      
www.orto-bar.com

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Ljubljana Castle

 

Ljubljana Castle is a magic place on its own. But during MENT, the sound of music playing down the halls and corridors of this magnificent site makes for an even more rewarding experience. In 2020, we’ll be MENTing in Skalna dvorana (“Rocky Hall”), Ljubljana’s most eye-catching jazz club, the larger Hribar hall, the more intimate venue Gledališče (“Theater”) and the spellbinding Kapela (“Chapel”).

 

Grajska planota 1  
https://www.ljubljanskigrad.si

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Slovenska Kinoteka

 

Welcome to The Slovenian Cinematheque, the only cinema in town that exclusively abides by the imperative to think cinema as a totality and curates its program without minding the rules of the market, public taste and expectations. Perfect for MENT.  

 

Miklošičeva 28       
http://www.kinoteka.si/

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Klub K4

 

Klub K4 is the most important basement in Ljubljana. In 2019, this legendary electronic music venue is celebrating its 30th anniversary. With its vast number of curated nights that include local crews, new talents and international superstars from techno, house, trap, electro and other scenes, K4 is something worth experiencing.

 

Kersnikova 4
www.klub-k4.si

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DobraVaga

 

DobraVaga is an exhibition and project space, gallery and open studio dedicated to various artistic languages, styles and content. Their program is focused on the aesthetics of the younger generation of Slovenian and foreign artists; a generation that represents the junction of (possi/a)bilities, explorations and contexts of contemporary visual art.

 

Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 5
https://dobravaga.si/

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BIG NOSE

 

Summer 2019 brought a new player in town. Ljubljana finally got a forward-thinking record shop where you can find local DJs behind the counter. Located in the city center, Big Nose is an oasis for seekers of quality. It was started by Big Nose Ent., an independent label run by DJ SunnySun. Here, you can listen to your picks on their record players, explore their offer of artworks from Slovenian illustrators, designers and producers, grab something from the fridge or try on a t-shirt of your favorite Slovenian or regional artist.

 

Kolodvorska ulica 9
https://bignose.si/

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DVORANA DIJAŠKI DOM TABOR

 

After World War II, a student hall of residence found its home in this building. The rooms were crammed with students, who were forced to sleep in triple bunk beds. They had no classroom, no room for free time activities. They studied in their rooms, often in their beds. The only larger common room was a hall in which they soon started to organize balls. 73 years later, we are happy to host MENT in this long-forgotten gem for the first time.

 

Kotnikova 4
https://ddt.si

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