Joondalup: Riot police called to stop music festival gatecrashers

26 Sept – Riot police helped security guards deal with rowdy revellers and fence jumpers at a Joondalup music festival yesterday.

A police spokesman said youths were involved in a “rolling blue” with security guards at the Listen Out festival at HBF Arena.

Police dogs and officers on horseback were sent to the venue to help with security after officers were contacted at 3pm.

It will be alleged that as police were moving on a crowd of 300, some began throwing objects at police officers.

Four people were arrested for allegedly assaulting three police officers and 15 move on notices were issued.

Police also received a complaint that windows had been damaged at the Joondalup Arena.

A 23-year-old man from Armadale, a 22-year-old woman from Kalamunda and a 20-year-old woman also from Kalamunda were charged with assaulting a public officer.

A 23-year-old Roleystone man was charged with disorderly behaviour.

There were at least 20 officers in riot gear near HBF Arena at 9pm.

The sold-out dance music festival features Rufus, Anderson .Paak, Ngaiire and A$AP Ferg.


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