From Lille 2004 to Lille 3000: “the voyage goes on”.
From the beginning of its bidding process, Lille 2004 was never conceived as a short-term event, but rather a series of cultural events that would be able to change the transform the city’s image. The ECoC was an opportunity to renovate the region’s historic and cultural buildings and convert the city’s derelict buildings into new cultural spaces. Lille 3000 is an association set up to capitalise on the success of Lille 2004. It organises large-scale “cultural seasons” every three years, revolving around a main theme.