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Thousands to flock to SA country concert

By AAP Newswire

About 20,000 music lovers are expected to flock to Lucindale, in South Australia's southeast, for the One Night Stand music festival with police out in force to any anti-social behaviour.

Saturday's concert, headlined by the Hilltop Hoods, is billed as a free, all ages, event that is alcohol and drug-free.

Inspector Campbell Hill says it's expected the big crowd will place a significant demand on the local road network and has asked everyone to exercise courtesy and patience.

He says police will also be checking on alcohol and illegal drug use with detector dogs to be used to ensure nothing is taken in.

"The safety and welfare of festival-goers, as well as those living or driving in the area, is the foremost priority for SA police," Inspector Hill said.

"Our message really is quite simple. This is a drug and alcohol-free event and it's all ages.

"If people are going to be drinking too much and rocking up intoxicated, you can expect you will be denied entry."