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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 07:17 GMT
Skins search for new talent at festival
By Kev Geoghegan
Radio 1 music reporter

Rock Ness
Fatboy Slim works the crowd at Rock Ness

Casting agents for Channel 4's hit series Skins are heading to this summer's Rock Ness Festival in Scotland.

The show is to host a new tent, the Skins Live Arena, which will feature a string of dance acts over the two-day event on 7-8 June.

The line-up includes legendary Chicago house DJ Felix Da Housecat, Hadouken! and Radio 1ís Annie Mac.

The arena will be decked out in "a similar aesthetic to a Skins party".

Budding actors will get the chance to impress the agents who are looking to cast four new characters for the next series.
Skins has been a huge hit for Channel 4

Cast member Daniel Kaluuya plays Posh Kenneth. He reckons it is an exciting move for the show.

He said: "It is a bit cool, it's a bit mad, it's a bit out there but Skins can do it.

Kaluuya, who has also written for this series, told Newsbeat it is an example of how successful the show has been in finding its audience.

He said: "What Skins does is hit its demographic so aggressively, people think it's cool."

Kaluuya hinted the cast will try and make it to the shores of Loch Ness to join in.

He said: "If we're not working, then most of us will go and go mad at Rock Ness."

The line up for the festival includes Fatboy Slim, Razorlight, Editors, The View, CSS and The Cribs.

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