Police of all stripes for Splendour in the Grass
AS 30,000 people descend on the Tweed border for Splendour in the Grass New South Wales police are more than ready.
Detective Superintendent Stuart Wilkins said there were a lot of police at North Byron Bay Parklands.
These included mounted police, riot police, public order police, transport police, traffic and highway patrol as well as general duty police out in force.
"We're here to ensure people have a wonderful time," he said.
"We want people to be safe and responsible."
He also put a stern warning out to those party people who planned to bring drugs.
"If you bring drugs you will be searched," Det Supt Wilkins said.
"Do not bring drugs."
These include mounted police, riot police, public order police, transport police, traffic and highway patrol as well as general duty police out in force.
He said everyone would be searched and a number of drug and general purpose dogs would be busy working on all days.
Police would also be watching the consumption and serving of alcohol.
"This is the biggest festival we have here," he said.
"We're really happy with the planning and by the new site.
"Everything should run smoothly."
Splendour in the Grass organisers employed 40 user paid police to help with the festival.