MENT Ljubljana is a three-day (5–7 Feb 2020) showcase festival of fresh artists from all of Europe and beyond, during which around 70 acts perform at different venues in Ljubljana. The international conference focuses on the music industry and creativity.
The fifth MENT, which took place in Ljubljana from 30th January to 1st February hosted 75 acts from 27 countries having performed in packed venues. In three days, the total number of all visitors amounted to more than 5,000, including 583 registered music professionals from 37 countries.
The festival won BEST INDOOR & BEST SMALL FESTIVAL 2017 as chosen by the European Festival Awards.
Their focus is on the regional and Eastern European scenes, though they host acts from all over Europe, and the same goes for professionals. In previous years, their guests have included representatives of festivals (EXIT, INmusic, Glastonbury, Sziget, Eurosonic, Pohoda, Tallinn Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, United Islands of Prague, Les Trans Musicales, Rock 4 People, Waves Vienna, Le Guess Who?, Reeperbahn, Haldern Pop, Taksirat, Super Uho, Europavox, Metronome, Atlas Weekend…), record labels (Sire Records, Warner Music Group, One Little Indian, PIAS, Glitterbeat, Ghostly International, Beggars Group, Hyperboloid, popup-records…), booking agencies (Toutpartout, Belmont, ATC Live, Pitch & Smith, Charmenko, Ink Music, More Zvukov, Paper and Iron, Scorched Asia, Mentha & Partners…), concert promoters (Parallel Lines, Go Ahead, Password Production, Yugofuturism, Los Angeles Agency, WORM…) management companies (Ink Music, 3s Management, Chimes…), music media (KEXP, Under the Radar, The Quietus, Clash, BBC, Intro, Louder Than War, The 405, Drowned in Sound, IQ Magazine, beehype, GIITTV, Noisey Austria, Muzika.hr…), sync agencies (Thag’s Agent, Lusitanian, Eastaste, musicsupervising.com…), PR agencies (Factory 92, Global Publicity, popup-reocrds…), networks (IMPALA, Liveurope, INES, ETEP, RUNDA, Keychange…), distribution services (The Orchard, Phonofile, Believe Digital…) and the likes of Spotify, Google, Music Ally, music export offices and other music related outfits. There’s a significant attendance by professionals from the ex-Yu region – mostly from Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia and the neighbouring countries (Austria, Hungary, Italy).
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