From welly-wearing washouts to sunny days in fields - so far 2020 has seen most of East Lancashire's music festivals called-off due to the coronavirus.

But as artists and musicians from across the country join an online campaign asking for government support for the live music industry, we've put together a nostalgic compilation of our favourite festival memories from the past few years.

What music festival highlights will you miss most in 2020?

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These images show the fun times music revellers had at some of the region's biggest and best festivals in 2018 and 2019, including Beat Herder, Restricted Rocks, Darwen Live, Wonderwood, the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival and Colne's Rhythm and Blues Festival.

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There's been no official word on whether any music festivals can actually take place this year, although Restricted Forest Festival in Blackburn's Witton Park has been rescheduled for September 5, and Restricted Rocks, which was due to take place in the same park in May has a new date of August 29, with Wonderwood Festival expected to take place on the weekend of August 8.

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However, despite a slight easing of lockdown restrictions this weekend, there's been no movement or idea on when large gatherings will be permitted again, meaning it's increasingly likely that even these rescheduled events will not go ahead.

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On Thursday, hundreds of musicians, including Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Tom Jones, shared footage from their last live gig to demand Government support for the music industry.

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Artists, venues, festivals and production companies used the hashtag #LetTheMusicPlay, with fans also taking to social media in a show of support.

The online campaign urging the Government for aid, comes after 1,500 acts signed an open letter, addressed to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, warning of "mass insolvencies" across the UK's industry due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Sir Tom Jones said: "Being on stage is everything to me, it's my life.

"This is why we are raising awareness for much needed government support for the music community.

"If you love music, you too, can show your support by posting a picture from your last show."

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A message on Sir Paul McCartney's Twitter account said: "Today Paul joins artists, promoters, agents, venues and more in asking the UK government to protect the live music industry.

"Share photos and videos of the last show you went to using the hashtag #LetTheMusicPlay to show your support."

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Take That also joined the initiative, saying "music venues are under threat of closure and the specialised workforces who put on the incredible live shows are facing unemployment."

Dua Lipa shared a video of herself performing her hit New Rules to a vast crowd, saying it was "time to pay back to the incredible people who make up the UK music industry including all the crew who work so hard behind the scenes."

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Research carried out by Media Insight Consulting in June 2020 and published alongside the letter indicated that the industry supports 210,000 jobs across the country, while venues, concerts, festivals and production companies added £4.5billion to the economy in 2019.

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Referencing those figures, rock band Kaiser Chiefs said: "The UK live music sector employs more than 200,000 people.

"Music is great for our mental health and venues serve as cultural hubs for many communities.

"We aren't asking for a lot. Just a plan and enough money so there'll be a live music scene to come back to."

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Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis, whose festival was cancelled this year, said: "Today, we are joining with promoters, artists, festival goers and music lovers to call on the UK government to offer support to the live industry, which is frankly on its knees and faces being wiped out."

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And girl group Little Mix shared a photo from one of the last shows on their recent LM5 tour, writing: "Due to coronavirus, the live industry is on the verge of collapse, with people losing their jobs and festivals and venues being at risk of closing.

"It's time for the government to step up and save the industry."

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Numerous other acts including P!nk, Mumford & Sons, David Gilmour, Blur, Rudimental, Jamie Cullum, Wolf Alice, Disclosure, Dermot Kennedy, Niall Horan and Celine Dion also joined the campaign.

The campaign follows the publication of an open letter calling on Mr Dowden to deliver a three-point strategy for the restarting of the live music sector.

It asks for a clear, conditional timeline for reopening venues without social distancing, a comprehensive business and employment support package, and VAT exemption on ticket sales.