Police make two arrests outside By the C concert at Cottelsoe Beach

POLICE arrested two people outside the 6000-patron concert By the C at Cottesloe Beach last Sunday.

“But it was reasonably well run, given the number of attendees,” Sergeant Paul Gelmi said.

The concert on sand and was headlined by the John Butler Trio and Angus and Julia Stone.

Both concert-goers who were arrested had been ejected by security staff for drunkenness.

It will be alleged a Ballajura man (28) and an Armadale man (39) continued to be disorderly outside of the concert.

Both were charged with disorderly conduct, and will be summonsed to face potential $500 fines at a later date.

Sgt Gelmi said two other people arrested near the concert appeared not to have been its patrons.

A Cottesloe woman (34) was charged with driving with a blood alcohol limit in excess of 0.08, and will be summonsed at a later date.

A Bunbury man (19) is bailed to face a charge of assault causing bodily harm at Perth Magistrates Court on November 30.

“It will be alleged he hit his girlfriend in the face,” Sgt Gelmi said.

Wind-swept noise from the concert caused some surprise for residents as far inland as Broome Street, in addition to some inconvenience caused around Forrest and John streets while riggers and roadies set up stages, lights and fencing.

Mayor Jo Dawkins said most feedback she had received was positive about the concert, despite some locals saying the noise may have been excessive.

She said impact of the concert may not affect any future applications for similar beachside events, because each had to be considered on its merits, including the time of day, season and size.