HRVY delivers super slick set in Newcastle on Third Time Lucky tour

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The pop star blitzed through hit after hit as he stopped off on Tyneside.

The last time HRVY stopped off in Newcastle was a rainy December night at Riverside in 2017.

Only 18 years old back then, the fledgling pop star was just finding his feet in the industry having risen to fame via the CBBC channel.

Fast forward four years and a lot has changed.

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Since that cold December night, the singer has toured the continent, collaborated with some of pop's biggest names, wowed on the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor and solidified himself as the king of the dance-pop hit.

On Tuesday night, as he stands smiling over a bustling Newcastle University Students' Union crowd, it's clear he's far from the fresh faced teen of his last visit to the city - at one moment he hops down to the barrier to allow a fan to feel his face, "see, I can grow a beard now!" he jokes.

Before all that the Geordie crowd was well warmed up by rising star Denis Coleman, the 18-year-old delivering a trademark confident offering of his high energy tracks - it won't be too long until this crowd is his own headline show.

The NUSU crowd have only had 10 minutes to gather their breath when HRVY bounds onto stage to the glitzing intro of Matoma collab 'Good Vibes'.

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The star's set is full of more where that came from with high-tempo hits coming thick and fast from 'Younger' with Jonas Blue and 'Don't Need Your Love' with NCT Dream.

As far as best moments go, the infectious 'Hasta Luego' is only beaten by the forever catchy 'Personal' - one of those cheesy pop hits that never gets old.

What remains the most remarkable about the HRVY rise is his homegrown nature. The singer has found a winning formula and stuck to it.

Halfway through the night, the star takes a moment to introduce Musical Director Chris Liggett, who has been on the road with the singer since his early days.

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It would be amiss not to herald the star's choreography work either. It's hardly a secret after storming to last year's Strictly final, but this boy really can dance.

Again, for fans it's familiar faces joining him on stage for those frequent chorus drops - the ever-present Sophie Hind leads the troop of Charlotte Hawthorne, Kyah Lomax and Ashleigh Frost.

It may have been a long time since Newcastle fans have seen the star but there's still something comfortably familiar about HRVY's set, it's now just slicker than ever.

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