MENT Ljubljana Announces 10th Anniversary Lineup

Ljubljana showcase festival and conference MENT has released the programme for its
10th anniversary.

For the first time, MENT will run for four days, from February 21st through February 24th. This year’s novelty is CE/MENT, a new festival segment focusing on electronic music and the club scene.

On Friday, part of the conference programme will be dedicated exclusively to current developments in the world of electronic music, while the likes of Blawan, u.r.trax, Jadzia, Marie Pravda and Strahinja Arbutina will perform as part of CE/MENT on Friday and Saturday.

Since the first edition, MENT’s mission has been to showcase new faces and up-and-coming stars who will shape the future of European music. This year’s edition includes specially curated stages in collaboration with the Slovenian national radio Val 202, the Dirty Skunks collective, the local independent label Moonlee Records and the Hali Gali platform.

For an unforgettable opening ceremony, Slovenian indie superstars MRFY are premiering their debut album in English, while the energetic London quartet Los Bitchos are showcasing their spellbinding cumbia rhythms and sounds.



The MENT Conference is the largest music conference in the Balkan region, attracting a colourful crowd of music professionals from all over the world who come to Ljubljana every year for unforgettable shows, networking and new industry insights.

In 2024, the conference will host over 120 speakers, 33 panels (interviews, roundtables, presentations and workshops), 7 MENToring sessions and 6 speed networking sessions.

Among this year’s highlights are interviews with Ivan Novak, alias Ivo Saliger, one of the main creators of iconic band Laibach; Shawn Reynaldo, one of the most influential writers on contemporary electronic music; Keith Miller, co-founder of London’s Wide Awake festival and the Bad Vibrations agency and label; Lauren Sohikian, the lead representative of the boutique Berlin-based PR agency Modern Matters; and Nikolina Finska, a veteran of the video game industry.

The conference will also host representatives of festivals such as Sziget (HU), Rock en Seine (FR), Fusion (DE), Wide Awake (UK), Dour (BE), Roadburn (NL), Pohoda Festival (SK) and Lighthouse (HR) as well as booking agencies such as LittleBig Agency, ATC Live, EBB Music, One Fiinix Live and Doomstar Booking, to mention a few.


For more information on MENT Ten, visit the website and the full lineup below.