Tomorrowland 2015 Day 2 Highlights: The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso & More

Although the day started with dreary weather conditions, the second day of Tomorrowland ended on an enjoyable note. With sets ranging from deep house institution Maceo Plex to EDM rock stars Krewella, the festival delivered another full day of madness. Billboard returned to the scene to bring you the best sets from the festival.

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3:15 p.m.: Lasers camouflage the mystical looking Cocoon stage while Seth Troxler soundtracks our bite to eat at Tomorrowland’s ‘Tastes of the World.”

4:36 p.m.: Walking through the festival grounds feels like walking through a turned up, even more magical version of Disneyland. With decorations and fantastical creatures left and right, a "Rave Cave" draws Swedes, Australians and Brits to an intimate party with chill electro beats. 

6:22 p.m.: The sun finally emerges after a day of gloomy skies and rain. Sporting matching Captain America shirts, The Chainsmokers drop a new collaboration with Tiesto at Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me Stage. While catching up backstage after their set, Alex changes into a jean jacket bedazzled with pins from Ibiza, Las Vegas, Spain and other travel destinations. His partner in crime, Drew jokingly affirms that he wasn’t talking shit about Kanye West during his speech before playing their track, “Kanye,” and their videographer adds that he was trying to tell the fans that “they’re just as special.” 


7:26 p.m.: En route to the main stage to catch some of Dillon Francis’s set, a group of fairies are seen rushing there as well. Wearing purple and pink Tinkerbell looking outfits, the ladies look like they came straight from a fairytale. The crowd sits and jumps en masse as Francis shouts, “I want to see everybody get low!” while dropping his dominating collaboration with DJ Snake, “Get Low.” 

8:05 p.m.: Belgian native Yves V proves that “Rude” by Magic! is still relevant for a massive sing along. Having the crowd clap their hands to the beat of Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” Yves mashes up the track with “Wonderwall” by Oasis -- a song by now well known to the Tomorrowland ravers as it has been played by practically every DJ there. 

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8:40 p.m.: A rainbow emerges over "The Kingdom of Melodia" as Martin Garrix blasts his song with Usher, “Don’t Look Down”. He keeps the crowd enticed as he drops pop-edits like The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and his obligatory radio-hit, “Animals”. 

9:34 p.m.: “Are you ready for 'A State of Trance'?” asks Armin van Buuren. Sporting a shorter haircut, he shouts out Mexico and India while asking everyone to represent their countries and fly their flags high. He mixes the “Ping Pong” beat into “Zombie” and chaos ensues. 

11:22 p.m.: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike drop a flurry of songs like Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” and Darude’s classic “Sandstorm,” for a crowd happy to hear a refreshing change of pace. In one of the stranger sights to date, a boy with a Brazilian flag tied around his neck sucks on what appears to be a vodka-soaked tampon. 

11:45 p.m.: After a walk across Tomorrowland’s ponds and enchanting grounds, Krewella rocks Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me stage wearing detailed “Darth Vader” and “Batman” costumes. Jumping up and down singing their track, “Somewhere to Run,” the Jahan sisters know exactly how to get the crowd going with their rock-infused electronic beats.

12:52 a.m.: “I haven’t changed my Facebook cover photo for a year from last year’s Tomorrowland so I have to take a new one,” says Wayne Arthur from Australia. Meanwhile, Axwell & Ingrosso mix a mashup of Lorde’s “Tennis Court” into “Reload.” The main stage’s waterfalls splash down, while I wonder how the custom Tomorrowland CDJs manage to stay dry. 

1:05 a.m: Facing a colossal main stage crowd, Axwell & Ingrosso thank Tomorrowland as they end the night with their track, “Sun is Shining”. 


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