Music creativity, enthusiasm and new energy will take over Ljubljana for the fourth time, from Wednesday, 31 Jan, to Friday, 2 Feb. More than 60 bold fresh acts from all over Europe will be featured across three winter festival evenings, while the trends and dilemmas in the music industry will be at the forefront of the MENT Conference. The first announced key speakers are Helen Smith, Executive Chair of IMPALA, the Independent Music Companies Association, and Seymour Stein, a Vice President of Warner Bros. Records and the cofounder of Sire Records, for which he signed the Ramones and Madonna, among others.
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The first announced key speakers of the MENT Conference are Helen Smith, Executive Chair of the IMPALA association of over 4,000 independent publishers, and Seymour Stein, a Vice President at Warner Bros. Records and the cofounder of Sire Records, to which he signed Ramones, Talking Heads, Madonna, Ice-T, The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths and others during his illustrious career.
The list of confirmed conference speakers also includes Helen Sildna (Tallinn Music Week), Serene Sass (Warner Music), Mirca Lotz (We Make Waves), Andras Bodrogi (Google Ground), Daniela Grecnerova (Tootoot), Magdalena Jensen (Chimes Agency), Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency) and Eric Eitel (Music Pool Berlin).
MENT Ljubljana will host meetings of various networks, including the Board of the IMPALA Independent Music Companies Association, the Liveurope network of 14 European concert venues, and the newly established INES platform, consisting of eight European showcase festivals. In addition, MENT 2018 will also be the site of the first meeting of journalists of the most worldly music media outlet, beehype, which will also host its own stage at MENT.
More info about the conference programme and speaker can be found here.
Festival pass (all three days, all concert venues):
→ Super Early Bird (limited amount) = 25 EUR (sold out)
→ Early Bird (until 22 Dec) = 30 EUR (sold out)
→ presale (until 30 Jan) = 35 EUR
→ during the festival (from 31 Jan to 2 Feb) = 39 EUR
PRO pass (festival and conference):
→ Super Early Bird (until 16 Nov) = 49 EUR (sold out)
→ Early Bird (from 17 Nov to 15 Dec) = 59 EUR (sold out)
→ presale (from 15 Dec to 30 Jan) = 69 EUR
→ during the festival (from 31 Jan to 2 Feb) = 79 EUR