Festival season marks a time when music lovers travel from all over the world to come together and celebrate their favourite artists.
And now, finding a partner at a music event has been made even easier with the launch of a new app that lets people connect with others who are attending the same events as them.
Launched primarily for students, Prelinks is a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices that gives singles the opportunity to meet, connect and chat with other attendees before the event takes place.
When creating a profile on the app, users are required to select the music events they are going to – ranging from festivals like Glastonbury and Bestival to other gigs and club nights.
Prelinks then generates potential matches based on this information, selecting other members from its user base who are also attending the same events.
And like many other dating apps, if two users display a mutual interest in each other, they are matched and given the opportunity to chat in-app.
As a result, the pair can then arrange to meet at the upcoming event they are both attending.
Its site reads: “Prelinks is the brand new app for students that makes going out better. Select your favourite upcoming club nights and gigs to view profiles of others attending.
Although the app is positioning itself as a convenient and easy way to connect through a shared interest in music events, it is also possible that some individuals would raise concerns over the safety of the app, and whether the connections facilitated on the app could put users at a greater risk.
For example, given the nature of festival culture, particular worries could be raised in relation to issues like sexual health and user safety – both of which continue to be areas of concern with the dating industry.
Find out more about the app here.