The 2 and DON’Ts of hooking up at music festivals. Image: LaurenConnelly for triple j. Splendour when you look at the Grass 2018.

Terms by Nat Tencic and Sophie Volker

Image: LaurenConnelly for triple j. Splendour when you look at the Grass 2018.

Splendour when you look at the Grass 2019 is formally throwing down, and right here’s the thing: everyone knows there’s more to festivals than just the songs.

Also Tinder has formally jumped so you can let others know you’re going to Splendour, and you can start matching ahead of the fest on it, launching their new ‘festival mode’ for Splendour in the Grass; the app puts a filter on your profile.

But does pre-loading your times simply take the secret away from event meet-cutes? Of most places, music festivals are generally amazing places to connect, and even find love that is lasting.

Just ask triple j Residence and Hosed’s very own Declan Byrne, whom as soon as possessed a sneaky Splendour connect up with a buddy of a buddy, Gretel Corrie. Fast ahead to eight years later on. They’re now married but still super in love.

What makes festivals such places that are great connect?

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