Crank up the volume: Music documentaries and concert films to stream now

BTS: Permission To Dance On Stage – LA
BTS: Permission To Dance On Stage – LA

2024 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years for concertgoers – and we are only in February. 

Coldplay has already played six nights; Ed Sheeran, two. As we dive headlong into March, be prepared for Swift-mania in Singapore (that’s Taylor Swift, in case you haven’t heard, who will be making her only Southeast Asian stop here with six sold-out shows). Bruno Mars will be performing three nights in April, while K-pop bands Itzy and Shinee will be returning to play at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in the coming months

These are just the big acts. OG bands and artistes such as Deep Purple, Rod Stewart and Debbie Gibson will be performing here, too. Who knows what (or rather, who) the second half of the year will bring?

In the meantime, crank up the volume with our pick of music documentaries and concert films. Some offer new insights on your favourite musician, while others will inspire you to hit “play”, and get you grooving to your favourite tunes. 


Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

This might be from 2021 but the documentary is still worth watching. Fresh off her win for Song of the Year at the 2024 Grammy Awards, it’s a revelation to see teen phenom Billie Ellish’s journey as she navigates her life on the road and at home while creating her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. Watch it on Apple TV+.


Blackpink: Light Up the Sky

What does it take to be one of the top South Korean girl groups in the world? Stars of Blackpink – Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa – reveal the sacrifices they made in pursuit of their dreams. Along with backstage access and energetic performances (including their historic Coachella set in 2019), it’s a must-watch for any “Blinks”. Watch it on Netflix.


BTS: Permission To Dance On Stage – LA

You’ll certainly be dancing throughout this film. Catch live performances of BTS’ concerts held at Los Angeles SoFi Stadium in late 2021, including hit songs “Dynamite”, “Butter” and “Permission to Dance.” Watch it on Disney+.


Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All 

The four-episode series is a window into the singer-songwriter’s private life. Intimate and honest, he learns of life-changing news and reveals his hardships and triumphs during the most challenging period of his life. Watch it on Disney+


Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now

This all-access documentary chronicles the “Someone You Loved” singer’s rise to fame. from playing in Scottish pubs to becoming a Grammy-nominated pop star. It reveals a journey filled with highs and lows as he starts work on his second album, Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly SentWatch it on Netflix


Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)

Watch the concert film in its entirety for the first time. Taylor’s Version includes the song “cardigan” and four additional acoustic songs. The history-making, cinematic experience has already grossed more than $260 million worldwide at the global box office, making it the top selling concert film of all-time. Debuts on Disney+ on Mar 15. 

Read our full review of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film here


Robbie Williams

From Take That to a record-breaking solo career spanning 25 years, the singer looks back on his younger self and reflects on a lifetime spent in the spotlight. Now streaming on Netflix.



Finally, before you go-go, stream this documentary that charts the rise of pop icons, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, also known as Wham!. Through archival interviews and footage, the pair relive the arc of their career, from high school pals to one of the most successful pop acts of the 1980s. Watch it on Netflix.