Slovenian moMENTs at ESNS 2024

Right before the 10th edition of MENT Ljubljana, we’re back in Groningen for the mighty ESNS. See you at the gigs!

Joker Out Wednesday, 17 JAN, 22:50 @ MAAS - Main 

Hei’An Thursday, 18 JAN, 22:50 @ Machinefabriek

freekind. Thursday, 18 JAN, 23:30 @ Stadsschouwburg

Don’t miss our conference manager Miran Rusjan in action at the “Western Balkans: From a Concrete Utopia Towards Concrete Opportunities” 

Joker Out 

Wednesday, 17 JAN, 22:50 @ MAAS

Main Joker Out featured on IMPALA’s 100 Artists to Watch in 2023 list, and were a hot discovery at the latest Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, where they performed an energetic generational anthem 'Carpe Diem'. On top of that the Slovenes attracted a lot of attention with 'New Wave', a collaboration with the iconic Elvis Costello – who’s also involved in their single ‘Indecent Notions’. The charisma, recordings and wittiness of Joker Out can only be topped by their exhilarating live performances.


Thursday, 18 JAN, 22:50 @ Machinefabriek

Hei’An is a post-progressive metal band from Slovenia, blending elements from a variety of different genres and subgenres of metal and rock, including progressive metal beats and rhythms, post-metal chord progressions and ambient passages, black metal tremolos and blast beats and metalcore choruses and riffs. They carve their own sonic path, packed with both intimacy and huge-sounding segments, putting the emotional value and impact of their music above all else.


Thursday, 18 JAN, 23:30 @ Stadsschouwburg

‘Be free. Be kind.’ That is the philosophy of the Slovenian duo whose music carries a strong message of love and hope, complemented by R&B and jazz grooves. It’s no coincidence that one of freekind.’s most successful songs is called ‘Visualize’. When listening to the seductive R&B-jazz-pop-soul single, you’ll want to see how Sara Ester Gredelj (vocals, piano) and Nina Korošak-Serčič (drums) bring their music to life in what is jokingly called ‘collective group therapy’.

freekind. are among the nominees for the Music Moves Europe Award:

Project is supported by SIGIC, Music Slovenia, MENT and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in The Hague.