Austrian Artists at Ment 2024

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The MENT Festival – one of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading showcase festivals – is turning ten this year, and they’re not missing the chance to celebrate. In 2023, the award-winning event brought 76 artists from 20 countries (including four from Austria) to Ljubljana, as well as 700 professional delegates. This year, Austria will be sending three young, creative acts to the event, happening from February 21 – 24.

Photo of Elis Noa (c) Vilma Pflaum

Elis Noa

The duo ELIS NOA has been hailed in recent years as an act that demolishes the borders of electronic pop. The elegantly soulful duo will be playing MENT ahead of the May release of their 2nd LP, I Was Just About To Leave.

Val 202 Stage @ Kino Šiška – Komuna
Feb. 22, 9 – 9:40 p.m.

Video: ELIS NOA – “Weights”

oh alien

The otherworldly synth-pop trio has been around since 2019, their EP “This Might Be The Place” was released in 2021, and now their debut LP (produced by Sixtus Preiss) is slated for a 2024 release.

oh alien
Liveurope Stage @ Stara Mestna Elektarna (The Old Power Station)
Feb. 23, 8:15 – 8:55 p.m.

Photo of oh alien (c) Rea von der Liszt
Video: oh alien – “Shining”


Photo of Bex (c) Marko Mestrovic

In retrospect, 2023 was something of a breakout year for BEX. She released her EP “Bundles”, debuted at Popfest Wien, and then walked away with the XA – Export Award at Waves Vienna. And she’s not slowing down: after appearing at ESNS in January, she’ll be turning heads at MENT.

Channel Zero
Feb. 23, 12:30 – 1:10 a.m.

Video: BEX – “Midnight Playground”

Networking event

Austria isn’t just sending artists to MENT; it will be well represented on the business side as well: Austrian Music Export will be hosting a “speed networking” event (imagine a music business version of speed dating). Want to meet the new generation of Austrian music pros? Find out more on the info page and register via the online form
(Achtung: closed session, register by February 15th to take part!)

Speed Networking – Meet the Austrian Music Professionals
Feb. 22, 10 a.m. @ M Hotel AB