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Emma Hewitt and Crizzly Added to the Lineup of November's Global Dance Festival in Tempe

Next month's Global Dance Festival in Tempe just got more global. Organizers of the outdoor electronic dance music massive at Tempe Beach Park announced two additions to its lineup yesterday that might get fans of both kinky bass and vocal trance stoked for the event.

Emma Hewitt, the Australian electronic music vocalist who has appeared on tracks from such EDM artists as Gareth Emery and Armin van Buuren, and Crizzly, the heavy-hitting and bass-loving producer who invented the adrenaline-inducing subgenre crunkstep, have both been scheduled to perform at the GDF in Tempe on Friday, November 21.

They join headliner (and hipster dance music king) Steve Aoki on the festival's lineup. And we're certain it will only get bigger in the coming weeks as the event approaches since GDF has typically featured a big slate of DJs and producers performing during the multiple times its been held over the past decade at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

As we reported last month, the event has blown up into a touring festival that will be making its debut appearance in Arizona and will also be the first EDM event that's ever been held at Tempe Beach Park.

In other festival news, tickets for the event went on sale today via local co-promoter Relentless Beats and are $45 for general admission and $75 for the VIP experience, which includes quick entry into the event, access to a separate viewing area with a full bar and private restroom, and other perks.

Also, if you happen to be a go-go dancer of the female persuasion who is looking for work, Relentless Beats will be conducting an audition on Saturday, October 11, at the Monarch Theatre for such performers. It will coincide with the "15 Minutes of Fame" DJ contest and is open to those 18 years of older. Club wear is suggested, so be sure to bring your booty shorts and thigh-highs.

The Global Dance Festival takes place on Friday, November 21, at Tempe Beach Park.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.