Gasometer, 2015

Wanda is nothing less than Austria’s current pop sensation. Leather jackets, cigarettes and, of course, lots of Amore swept across Austria, Germany and Switzerland during the last few months. Pretty much all of Wanda’s live venues have been too small for the crowds who wanted to see the five-piece band around singer Marco Michael Wanda. Discovered by Ja, Panik’s keyboarder Laura Landergott and Problembär Records (and now the band’s) manager Stefan Redelsteiner Wanda pull out hit single after hit single (including “Bologna”, “Auseinandergehen ist schwer” and “Schickt mir die Post”), while their acclaimed debut album “Amore” is still among the Top 10 in the Austrian charts half a year after its release. The band connects stories about failed relationships, female cousins, liquor and death with immensely catchy 3-minute pop songs and performs them live with an intensity that makes crowds go wild. Together with Rico Films we’ve recorded Wanda’s historic hometown gig in Vienna’s Gasometer in front of 4,000 people. Enjoy!

Sarah Brugner
Alexander Korec
Michael Luger
Florian Senekowitsch
Wolfgang Seehofer
Stefan Sietzen
Christian Urban
Paul Gallister
Post production
Florian Senekowitsch
Julia Zisser
Thanks to
SKE Fonds


With a height of about 70 metres the four Gasometer towers are visible from afar. Although they are a bit out of Vienna’s centre in the 11th district, the sight attracts numerous tourists nowadays, and especially those who have an interest in architecture. The cylindric towers were built from 1896 to 1899 and have served as huge gas tanks – each capable of holding 90,000 cubic metres of gas – for more than 80 years. With natural gas becoming more and more important, the Gasometer towers became useless and were closed in 1984. The closedown marked the beginning of a long discussion about the future utilization of the buildings. During the following years the towers have seen Gazometer raves happening, exhibitions taking place and even the shooting of some sequences of the James Bond movie „The Living Daylights“. In 2001, however, revitalization was finished. Each tower was designed by another architect (Jean Nouvel, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Manfred Wehdorn, Wilhelm Holzbauer). With the exception of tower B – where a shield-like building was added – the towers kept their old facade, whereas the interior is completely new. Apart from flats, the Gasometer towers now feature a concert hall, a cinema, a shopping mall and a students’ dormitory.