Performers, festivalgoers and workers will have to prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be part of the 2022 Nannup Music Festival. A statement on the NMF website said it was a strict requirement of the annual event, which is expected to attract a sold-out crowd of more than 3000 to see a line-up of local and national talent in March. It states anyone above the age of 12 must show proof they have had two doses of the jab to enter the main site and campgrounds. It comes after Premier Mark McGowan announced proof of vaccination would be required to enter any large event with more than 1000 people under WA’s Safe Transition Plan, which is set to roll out when borders reopen on February 5. Organisers stated ticketholders were eligible for a full refund if they had not had the jab. “We understand this may impact some of our ticketholders, friends, performers, stall holders, service providers etc, and we totally understand and respect that you may now wish to withdraw from the event,” the website states. “We are happy to honour a full refund to our ticket holders that wish to cancel. “We will be offering a full refund up until December 31, in order to allow the time for you to clarify your feelings and your plans.” The statement urged ticketholders to adhere to the policy and be “kind and respectful” to each other. “Please understand that we respect you as you are,” it said. “We need to honour and work with this new plan, but that in no way means we don’t care for you. “The world has been a strange place the past couple of years, and the coming together for the festival has been a blessing. We have been lucky to have experienced it.“We hope that when we are planning for 2023 all of this will be just a strange memory and we can again be together, safely as one.” The NMF has been held annually by the Nannup Music Club in the Lower South West town since 1990 and is next year to set to take place across four days from March 4.