Being an arts graduate in 2015 is one soul-crushing job. Moving from one unpaid internship to another, it is likely to become infected with the Stockholm syndrome of the contemporary capitalist society that encourages you to abandon the humanities and cherish the skills that are seen as "right" for improving the society we live in.

It is seen as a battle between reason and bohemia whilst societies simply cannot exist without the freeing spirit of the arts. But - who will fight your fight your fight for you? Enter: Panic!. With an aim on galvanizing support across the cultural sector to support the young future heroes of art, the project curates a ten-day programme of music, film and live debate.

This Friday, the Oval Space will be host to an exciting group of artists brought together by their shared sense of place rather than genre. Shedding light on accessibility of the arts, the event presents us with a potpourri of artists hailing from different musical backgrounds and genres.

The electronic duo Darkstar will be playing music from their recently released album Foam Island. The album weaves interviews with people on the streets of Huddersfield into an endlessly rewarding musical tapestry.

Mixing autobiographical, historical and religious elements into often hilariously disturbing results, Richard Dawson promise has been catching the attention of many for his raw and energetic performances.

Sivu's sound is reminiscent of many current electronic songwriters. But that is to honour rather than belittle his catchy melodies, harmonies and rhythms. However, the distinctively operatic nature to his songwriting that makes him stand out.

Another highlight of the evening's line-up is the chance to hear more from Holly Macve, whose incredible bedroom demo is reminiscent of early Alela Diane and Flo Morrissey. This will be a chance for us to hear what she's working on for her upcoming album.

In contrast to the electronic or folk singer/songwriters, grime stars SNE and Afrikan Boy will also be taking the stage. SNE, standing for Sound Never Ends, mixes Jamaican and London sensibilities into intricate lyrics. Afrikan Boy's Nigerian and London background have led him to a unique and exciting sound that makes songs such as Black Man's Cry and Border Business as relevant as music can get.

The evening will be topped off by a DJ set from Extnddntwrk, AKA Andy Fearn, AKA one half of the Sleaford Mods. His eclectic electronic sound mixes samples and beats to create everything from delicate electronica to instrumental hip-hop via aggressive dubstep.

Although each musician promises an incredible performance, what is most promising about the evening is the constant contrast in musical style throughout. The evening won't be for all, but anyone with an interest in how music shapes and is shaped by its environment will not be disappointed. While it doesn't offer something for everyone, it definitely offers everything for some.

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