MENT 2020 – first announcement: 6 acts and 6 speakers for the 6th edition

“Much like the country itself, MENT is special – it is indeed a festival with real heart and an inquisitive mind.”
– Vic Galloway, Clash


MENT Ljubljana – a festival of musical discoveries and gems from all over Europe will occupy Ljubljana’s venues between 5 and 7 February 2020. 3 days, 20 stages and more than 70 acts! We are announcing the first 6 acts of the 6th edition:





DAKH DAUGHTERS – seven Ukrainian theater actresses armed with 15 instruments, BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD – the latest discovery by Speedy Wunderground, one of the hottest UK labels in the game, LALALAR – a groovy psychedelic baklava from Istanbul, IT’S EVERYONE ELSE – noisy Slovenian industrial synth duo presenting its new full length, MOLCHAT DOMA – the best of post-punk and new wave directly from the mystical Minsk, and KATARZIA & ISAMA_ZING, a Slovak folk singer and a daring producer creating exploratory post-trap.




This year’s conference, held at Kino Šiška and M hotel between 6 and 7 February, is divided into four interconnected sections: EX-YU, DIGITAL, LIVE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.


ROB CHALLICE (Paradigm Agency) – co-founder of Coda Agency which recently merged into the American agency Paradigm, a longtime representative of Bon Iver, Warpaint, Beirut, Yo La Tengo and many others, CLEMENCE RENAUT (ATC Live), an agent with a heightened sense of the NEW, representing Black Midi, Aldous Harding, Mac DeMarco and Black Country, New Road, LUCY ATKINSON (Earth Agency), an agent with a diverse rooster of new music – Skinny Pelembe, Iglooghost, Teebs, Nina Las Vegas, ALY GILLANI (Bandcamp) – the spokesperson of European labels at Bandcamp, the alternative to streaming services, CHRIS ECKMAN (Glitterbeat Records) – founder of Glitterbeat, a label specialized in vibrant global sounds that has yearly won the Womex best label award since 2014, and MARKUS LINDE (Thag’s Agent), whose agency takes care of music sync licensing in German and international films and advertising campaigns.



We have added special PRO TICKETS WITH HOTEL in our offer. The discount prices for festival ticket, pro ticket (festival + conference) and pro ticket with hotel are valid until 5 November.