MENT 2020 – SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT!
24 ACTS AND 10 SPEAKERS
“MENT has firmly established itself as one of the key festivals of its kind, encouraging and inviting applicants from all over Europe to participate in both its conference and performance schedules.«
– Dom Gourlay, Gigwise
We are happy to announce the second batch of artists who will occupy Ljubljana’s venues between 5 and 7 February and 10 new speakers who will participate in MENT conference 2020.
Romanian explorers of regional psychedelia BALKAN TAKSIM, explosive Belgian rapper BLU SAMU, supergroup of the Slovenian rock underground BODY SAYS NO, twin brothers on synths and drums BRATŘI, charming electro-pop duo BUČ KESIDI, untamable French punk trio DECIBELLES, shrewd South London indie rascals DRY CLEANING, Italian dream pop reverie EUGENIA POST MERIDIEM, Latvian avant-pop sorcerer EVIJA VĒBERE, internationally acclaimed experimental vocalist Irena Tomažin with the project iT / ANOTHER CRYING GAME, Slovenian indie songwriter and his band JAKOB KOBAL & HIS IMAGINARY FRIENDS, introspective psych pop specialists KLINIKA DENISA KATANECA, Austrian indie superband MY UGLY CLEMENTINE, Dutch cocktail of noise, post-punk and krautrock NEIGHBOURS BURNING NEIGHBOURS, Croatian psychedelic mystics NEMANJA, patron saint of late-night dreamers NEVER SOL, effervescent brass jazz trio PANTALOONS, Slovenian electronic alchemist SHEKUZA, rising UK music star SKINNY PELEMBE, first lady of Croatian folktronica ŠEĆEЯ, esteemed Hungarian psych mod rockers THE QUALITONS, one of the greatest discoveries of Polish rock TRUPA TRUPA, arctic dream pop quartet WOODEN WHALES and fatal Russian EBM / darkwave project STADT.
10 NEW NAMES:
Chris Cooke (CMU, UK)
Sally-Anne Gross (University of Westminster, UK)
Tony Duckworth ([PIAS] Poland and Eastern Europe, PL)
Marijn Westerlaken (BLiP Agency, NL)
Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine, UK)
Michal Parizek (Full Moon Magazine, CZ)
Filip Košťálek (Colours of Ostrava, CZ)
Stefan Kazaryan (Bol Festival, Moscow Music Week, RU)
Bee Adamic (Liberty Music PR, UK)
Désirée J. Vach (Snowhite Records, DE)
Already confirmed speakers: Rob Challice (Paradigm Agency, UK), Clemence Renaut (ACT Live, FR), Lucy Atkinson (Earth Agency, UK), Aly Gillani (Bandcamp, UK), Chris Eckman (Glitterbeat Records, SI), Markus Linde (Thag’s Agent, DE).
Section EX-YU will include presentations of former Yugoslavia markets and a debate on touring in this region. In DIGITAL we will dissect the streaming dollar and see what’s in streaming for the underdogs. Section LIVE will bring interviews with booking agents Rob Challice (Paradigm Agency) and Clemence Renaut (ACT Live) as well as debates on Eastern European festivals and booking agents’ A&R process. Section AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN will unveil the story of Glitterbeat Records and present some effective examples of Eastern European music media. More speakers, presentations and panels will be announced in the following months.
Finally, we announce the 4 receptions of MENT 2020: SoundCzech in Time, Austrian Heartbeats, French Pitch & Brunch and New Russian Wave.
We offer early bird festival tickets, PRO PASS (FESTIVAL+CONFERENCE) and this year’s novelty PRO PASS WITH HOTEL (B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park). If you’re visiting MENT 2020 by train or bus*, send your ticket with visible dates to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 January 2020 and you’ll get a CHOO CHOO PRO PASS (25% discount on your PRO PASS). For more information visit our website.
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M E N T Ljubljana. Produced by Kino Šiška. Conference co-produced by Sigic.
The festival is supported by the City of Ljubljana and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.