Tomorrowland closed out the first of two weekends and Nicky Romero‘s set at the elite electronic dance music festival delivered the best of big room house to the delight of fans and attendees. Romero played the Smash the House/Freedom by Budweiser stage.
The Dutch superstar DJ played a parade of tracks by other artists, masterfully remixed by himself, and a few of his own tracks. Romero’s smash hit collaboration with Avicii, the beautiful ‘I Could Be The One‘, earned the most enthusiastic response from fans, singing along to every word.
Romero deftly balanced the commercial with the sentimental in his set. Two tracks by The Chainsmokers came toward the beginning and closed out his set, and also included Alan Walker‘s fan-favorite of the moment ‘Faded‘. However, he appealed to the grief of Linkin Park fans by including two remixes of their songs but again relying on mainstream appeal by including a version from Steve Aoki. Romero’s poignant use of these tracks come at an emotion time for Linkin Park fans after the death of the band’s lead singer.
In the official video, featured below, Nicky Romero’s stage presence is undeniable, demonstrating how he has achieved such success in the genre. The fans sing along to the tracks, some appear emotional, and flags from many countries demonstrate the international appeal of EDM and the Tomorrowland festival.