Police will be out in force at Maitland tomorrow with the annual Groovin' The Moo music festival on at Maitland Showground.
Alcohol and drug use is a major concern at the event and has been a serious problem in the past.
Last year a 15-year-old girl was left in a critical condition after a severe drug overdose.
Inspector David Bender from Maitland Police Station is urging music goers to behave and be alert.
"We'll have a drug dog presence there that will be screening people entering the venue at the main entrance and people with prohibited drugs on them can expect to be detected and appropriately dealt with and possibly look at criminal convictions",
"I'd urge anyone that maybe is thinking of doing that to seriously reconsider," said Inspector David Bender.
Police will be present at the event all day as well.
"Very strong high visibility police presence at the venue and surrounding and there will also be a number of covert police in the area as well so you may think that you're not being watched but you perhaps will be," said Inspector David Bender.
There are temporary road closures in place around the showground for the event from 8am tomorrow until midnight.
For details: http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/RoadsandTraffic/EventClosures
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