A police appeal against conditions of a liquor licence for the Mission Estate concert is likely to be decided next week.
A spokesman for the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (formerly the Liquor Licensing Authority) said the appeal is being dealt with on written submissions, which close on Friday.
The arguments are then expected to be considered by authority Judge John Hole, for a decision enabling liquor sales at the February 23 Barry Gibb and Carole King concert, as at the Mission Concert each year since the first was held in 1992.
Police have opposed the licence because of allowance for liquor sales carparks and holding areas immediately outside the arena, before the gates are opened.
Police were were also concerned about the lack of a reduced serve option to be imposed to counter drinking issues, which are monitored in hourly meetings between police, security and other staff during the concert.