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This year's Major Events Schedule sees the Royal Parks host some of the most prestigious musical, cultural and sporting events in the country including Frieze Art Fair, Virgin Money London Marathon and BBC Proms in the Park.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park (BST HP) returns on Thursday June 18, kicking off with The Strokes followed by a star studded line-up of headliners including Blur, Kylie Minogue, The Who and Taylor Swift over back-to-back weekends. Since it began in 2013, the Great Oak Stage has played host to The Rolling Stones, Lionel Richie, The Libertines and Neil Young amongst many others – further acts are still to be announced for the 2015 event.

Also making a return is popular foodie festival Taste of London and cultural offering Frieze Art Fair London and Frieze Masters, both in Regent's Park this June and October respectively.

Sporting highlights include the Vitality World Triathlon London in Hyde Park at the end of May. The Mall in St James's Park will once again provide the backdrop as the finish line for the Virgin Money London Marathon in April and the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival in August.

Following an extremely successful 2014/15 season, Europe's No.1 Christmas destination Hyde Park Winter Wonderland makes its return in November. Enjoyed by millions, the six-week event will once again provide fun and festivities for all the family.  

The eight Royal Parks have a long and historic tradition of hosting events. The unique and picturesque open spaces have provided the backdrop to iconic and memorable moments throughout history including Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert, the Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen, Live8, Pavarotti in the Park and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events at The Royal Parks said: "We are proud of our heritage in hosting and managing prestigious events, and 2015 is no exception.

"The events we host are some of the most popular in the country, bringing millions of people to London each year. By attending and enjoying the events in the Royal Parks visitors are contributing vital funds which go back into conserving and enhancing the parks for future generations."

As well as major events, the Royal Parks hosts a range of ceremonial and smaller events each year. These include the Changing of the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards Parade Ground and Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Birthday Parade each June, together with the ceremony of Beating Retreat.

Alun added: "We know the parks are used in many different ways by many different people so it is essential to maintain a balance, whether it's the summer concerts in Hyde Park or a 5k run in Richmond Park our aim is to offer a diverse range of events which provide cultural, social and sporting activities in the open space for public enjoyment and promote a wider appreciation of the parks to visitors."

Major Events Schedule 2015

*Dates are subject to change

Event

Location

Date

Virgin Money London Marathon

St James's Park, Green Park & Greenwich Park

26 April 2015

Chestnut Sunday

Bushy Park

10 May 2015

Westminster Mile

St James's Park

24 May 2015

Bupa 10k

St James's Park & Green Park

25 May 2015

Vitality World Triathlon London

Hyde Park

30 & 31 May 2015

Major Generals Review

St James's Park & Green Park

30 May 2015

Race For Life

Regent's Park

30 May 2015

Colonel's Review

St James's Park

06 June 2015

Art Antiques London

Kensington Gardens

10 - 18 June 2015

Queen's Birthday Parade

St James's Park

13 June 2015

Taste of London

Regent's Park

17 - 21 June 2015

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

Hyde Park

18 June  – 28 June 2015

Race for Life

Hyde Park

19 July 2015

Prudential Ride London

St James's Park & Green Park

01 & 02 August 2015

Prudential Ride London

Richmond Park

02 August 2015

Burberry Fashion Show

Kensington Gardens

TBC

BBC Proms in the Park & Radio 2 Live

Hyde Park

12 & 13 September 2015

Pup Aid

Primrose Hill

05 September 2015

Klezmer in the Park

Regent's Park

06 September 2015

London Duathlon

Richmond Park

20 September 2015

Frieze Art Fair London

Regent's Park

14 – 17 October 2015

Frieze Masters

Regent's Park

14 - 18 October 2015

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Hyde Park, St James's Park, Kensington Gardens

11 October 2015

Human Race Women's Run

Richmond Park

31 October 2015

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park

19 November 2015 – 3 January 2016

New Year's Eve

St James's Park

31 December 2015

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