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MENT is pleased to announce the 3rd batch of artists who will occupy Ljubljana’s venues between 5 and 7 February and the full programme of MENT conference 2020.     



30 ACTS: 

Slovenian guitar-driven alarm clock 7AM, one of the best post-bands from Slovakia 52 HERTZ WHALE, imaginative folk pop songwriter ALICIA EDELWEISS, sleepless Austrian pop melancholiac BERNHARD EDER, dark Belgian post-industrial electronica BOLT RUIN, rambunctious four-piece dance machine CHEAP HOUSE, German brunch pop DAS BISSCHEN TOTSCHLAG, Dutch electronic music ambassadors DEKMANTEL SOUNDSYSTEM, Slovenian underground cult heroes DEMOLITION GROUP, living legend of Belgrade’s underground disco scene DJ BRKA, North Macedonian funk rock darlings FUNK SHUI, Russian psychedelic stargaze outfit GNOOMES, untamed Moscovian new wave beast INTURIST, instrumental psychedelic cumbia rock quintet LOS BITCHOS, Slovenian AV trip hop performance artist MALIDAH, genre-defying Czech indie rascals MARKET, Serbian jazz fusion masters NAKED, Italian brass metal phenomenon OTTONE PESANTE, feminist post-hardcore punks PETROL GIRLS, one-man lo-fi jangle RUSH TO RELAX, Portuguese electro funaná punk madness SCÚRU FITCHÁDU, kaleidoscopic French psychedelia SLIFT, Lithuanian dark electronica meets lo-fi art rock SOLO ANSAMBLIS, primal, surreal and futuristic Norwegian avant-pop STURLE DAGSLAND, Serbian garage-punk luminaries ŠAJZERBITERLEMON, Slovenian neo-soul octet WCKD NATION, transnational chamber post-jazz trio WILD STRINGS, brutalist Polish darkwave xDZVØNx, Serbian trap / hip hop collective ZICER INC. and multitalented Slovenian harpist, composer, performer and singer ZveN / ZVEZDANA NOVAKOVIĆ.     


Full list of already confirmed acts:




MENT has completed the programme for MENT conference 2020, which will take place at Kino Šiška and M Hotel between 6 and 7 February 2020. We also updated the list of conference speakers. Check them out!     


MENT 2020 conference programme

MENT 2020 speakers  


One of the nominees for Word of the Year 2019 could definitely be sustainability. At this year’s conference, we will present one of the largest Slovenian festivals MetalDays and its five-year plan to become Europe’s most sustainable music festival. On the other end of the spectrum, Sally Anne Gross will discuss different approaches to developing a sustainable music career and finding a healthy balance between music and private life.      


Other must-see presentations include Music PR in 2020+, a crash course in music PR for the coming decade, Bandcamp for Artists and Labels, an introduction to one of the most unique and successful direct-to-fan music platforms, and Hali Gali – Young Serbian music scene, a portrait of the Belgrade-based initiative that has managed to connect the young Serbian music and art scene.       


Among the many important faces, the list of participants also includes a number of representatives of some of the most famous European festivals such as Le Guess Who? (NL), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), Pohoda Festival (SK), INmusic Festival (HR), Pop Kultur (DE), Sziget Festival (HU), Bol Festival (RU), Monkey Week (ES), Moscow Music Week (RU), MetalDays (SI) and many others.


The conference will also host representatives of a number of respected booking agencies such as Paradigm Agency, ATC Live, Earth Agency, BLiP Agency, Powerline Agency, Kokako Music and many more.  


___#INES#TALENT 2020

The European initiative for emerging artists has announced the full list of nominated artists for 2020, which includes more than 130 acts, selected by 19 European festivals. INES#TALENT 2020 also includes 10 Slovenian acts!    


More information



We offer presale 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 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.

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