EMERGENCY services and stakeholders gathered on Wednesday to discuss the mammoth task of managing 20,000 people who will soon descend upon Hanging Rock to see The Rolling Stones.
Highway Patrol Acting Senior Sergeant Della Nihill said the CFA, SES, police, bus companies, traffic agencies and event promoters met at the Gisborne City Council offices to discuss traffic management and security concerns for the March 30 concert.
"We were talking about the best way to get people in and out of Hanging Rock," she said.
"There will be 27 semi-trailers required to assemble the stage.
"So we need to figure out where they will park. About 40 buses will be there too.
"There is talk of VIPs wanting to helicopter in, so we have to figure out where they can land and how to transport those people from the landing pad to the stage.
"We discussed having a bus take people from one location up to Hanging Rock, that central location needs to be arranged."
Acting Senior Sergeant Nihill said this was the biggest concert that Hanging Rock had seen.