MENT Ljubljana is a three-day (31 Jan–2 Feb 2018) showcase festival of fresh artists from all of Europe and beyond, during which around 60 acts perform at different venues in Ljubljana. The international conference focuses on the music industry and creativity.

The 3rd edition in February 2017 was attended by 3400 visitors and 421 music professionals from all over Europe and beyond. Its focus are the regional and Eastern European scenes, though the festival hosts acts from all over Europe. Ment has also regularly showcased Austrian artists in the last years.

In previous years, 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, Taksirat, Super Uho, Europavox …), record labels (One Little Indian, PIAS, Glitterbeat, Ghostly International, Beggars Group …), booking agencies (Toutpartout, Belmont, Pitch & Smith, Charmenko, Ink Music, Paper and Iron …), music media (KEXP Radio, Under the Radar, The Quietus, Clash, Intro, Louder Than War, The 405, Drowned in Sound, GIITTV …), and the likes of Factory 92, The Orchard, Phonofile, 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.


Applications for MENT Ljubljana 2018 are open until 4th August through Gigmit (no credit card needed): APPLY!

MENT Ljubljana 2018