The Slovenian festival of music discoveries MENT Ljubljana has confirmed this year’s lineup in full. 77 artists are performing in Ljubljana between 29 and 31 March.
The 9th edition of MENT will take place at more than 15 concert and conference venues around Ljubljana. Focusing on new, stylistically diverse acts, MENT Ljubljana showcases up-and-coming and established artists from all over Europe. The MENT conference is also an indispensable part of the festival, attracting hundreds of professionals from all over the world, who visit Ljubljana to enjoy the wide-ranging music programme, make new acquaintances, meet professionals from the Balkan region, strengthen their networks and get the latest updates on trends in the music industry.
French icons of glamorous psych-punk La Femme are headlining the MENT opening ceremony!
With their debut Psycho Tropical Berlin, released a decade ago, and all that followed, La Femme have obsessed generations. They are one of those bands that combines familiar and unfamiliar sounds into a unique blend without borders or language barriers. Following three albums in French, La Femme switched to Spanish last year and released the album Teatro Lúcido. It is a diary of their travels in Spain and Mexico, which strongly influenced their sound. This eclectic sonic cocktail is inspired by their international adventures, drawing inspiration from the Semana Santa marches, the pasodoble, reggaeton, Andalusian and Brazilian rhythms, the classical guitar, castanets, trumpets and the 80s countercultural movement La Movida. A sensation that must be experienced live!
Other performing artists:
Slovenian singer-songwriter duo 3:rma, Estonian avant-pop/disco-not-disco alliance Ajukaja & Mart Avi, Slovenian techno sorcerer Alleged Witches, Slovenian pop/trip hop artist Astrid-, Austrian indie, r&b and dream pop cocktail Aze, Croatian rising pop star Bad Daughter, Serbian ambassador of „capitalist blues“ Bojana Vunturišević, Italian electronic music adventurer Capibara, North Macedonian star in the making Dina Jashari & Drugari, representative of the Czech electronic music underground DJ ORY, Czech bass music ambassador DLKTek, representative of the Slovenian club underground DVS, Serbian alternative r&b talent Dzipsii, Latvian avant-pop adventurer Elizabete Balčus, Slovenian jazz futurists Etceteral, unconventional Czech chamber ensemble Floex Ensemble, Hungarian ambient/electronic music producer iamyank, Ukrainian EBM/dakwave duo Kurs Valüt, Hungarian techno/house live act LAU, adventurous Czech DJ Lednicka, Croatian alternative pop/hip-hop duo litl itali, North Macedonian post-punk youth Lufthansa, Slovenian jazz percussionist and composer Luka Matić (Mladi Raziskovalci VI.), Swedish sound experimenter Max Wainwright, Slovenian garage/psychedelic rock act Morvern, charismatic Slovenian selector Moska, Hungarian psychedelic music luminaries Óperentzia, up-and-coming Slovenian bass/breakbeat/dnb selector Raketa, Czech experimental jazz duo Ranjevš & Obasz, Slovenian indie dance/nu-disco duo RotorMotor, Slovenian experimental techno outfit Stagnat, Lithuanian retrowave nostalgics Superkoloritas, Slovenian noise rock/no wave/improv eccentrics Svojat, French post-punk/noise rock formation The Psychotic Monks, Czech soundboy Toss and Austrian techno/bass producer Toupaz. ### (HR) I Bel Tempo (LV) I birds of unknown (SI) I boebeck (HU)
DayKoda (IT) I DUF feat. VJ5237 (SI) I Eliza Legzdina (LV) I Fran Vasilić (HR) Global Charming I (NL) Gugutke (SI) I Jausmė (LT) I Just Mustard (IE) Kačis (SI) I Katarina Gryvul (UA) I Kenji Araki (AT) I Klotljudi (RS) LAZZARETTO (IT) I Lelee (SI) I Luka Prinčič (SI) I manna (EE) Miha Gantar Trio (SI) Moveknowledgement (SI) I Nesen (LV) GMB+jesusonecstasy: Nexus AV (SI) I NIVVA (CZ) I O. (UK) Planeta Polar (LT) Plié (LT) I proto tip (RS) I Puuluup (EE) I PVA (UK) I Sam Handwich (SK) Tittingu(SK) I UCHE YARA (AT) I Unschooling (FR) I X.U.L (SI) Wojciech Rusin (PL) I Wu-Lu (UK) I Zahir (EE) I Zouj (DE)
Find more at www.ment.si/en.
The MENT conference is an indispensable part of the festival, attracting hundreds of professionals from all over the world who visit Ljubljana to enjoy the wide-ranging music program, make new acquaintances, meet professionals from the Balkan region, strengthen their networks and get the latest updates on trends in the music industry.
Here’s the full program and the list of speakers for this year’s MENT conference.
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