Pink Bunny Boy | © James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
lille3000 - White Party, Opening Parade for Europe XXL - 2009 | © Philippe Pauchet
lille3000 - Urban Metamorphosis simulation Esplanade François Mitterrrand | © Fujiko Nakaya
lille3000 - installation inside Lille Flandres | © Ross Lovegrove
lille3000 - at the Opening Parade | © Nick Cave
Festivities will kick off with the opening Parade on the 6th of October, immersing visitors into a wonderful and unreal world. With original and surreal installations under the theme of “Urban Metamorphosis”, Lille will be truly transformed into a supernatural world. For an idea, there’ll be a flying saucer in Lille Flandres Station, misty fog hanging in front of the Lille Europe Station, plants of the future at Jean-Baptiste Lebas Park and dinner with Gulliver the giant!
Coinciding with this, Lille and its surrounding towns will be welcoming several expositions including:
FANTASTIC will take place in 71 towns. To better help visitors find their way through all of the events, each of the 8 metropolitan areas have each chosen a weekend and a theme to collective decline. Visitors will then be able to discover several villages and their original programmes, crossing fields like public paces or in the movies, museums, cultural factories, music schools, theatrical and musical scenes around the highlights, it’s all both active and surprising.