updated 04/23/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/23/2012 AT 11:15 AM ET
Katy Perry appears to have found a new guy in the music business. And where else to make their first public appearance together than at a rock festival?
The pop star, 27, was spotted kissing, hugging and swaying to music with Robert Ackroyd, a guitarist for English indie-pop band Florence + the Machine, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., this weekend.
Perry was all smiles, in a purple outfit with a gold sunburst pattern, matching her newly dyed purple hair, as she danced the night away with Ackroyd, outfitted simply in jeans and a white T-shirt – revealing his heavily tattooed forearms.