A Head Full of Dreams: Coldplay to release exclusive Amazon documentary
James R | On 15, Oct 2018
Coldplay is heading to Amazon Prime Video for an exclusive new music documentary.
Filmed over 20 years, the film will offer an in-depth portrait of the band with extensive unseen archive, behind-the-scenes and live footage.
Titled A Head Full of Dreams, the film is helmed by Mat Whitecross – director of Supersonic, the acclaimed 2016 Oasis documentary – who met the four friends at college in London, before they’d even formed the band. From the very first rehearsal in a cramped student bedroom, Whitecross has been there to capture the music and the relationships on tape.
Whitecross has since directed many of the band’s most iconic videos (including Paradise, A Sky Full Of Stars and Adventure Of A Lifetime) and continued to document the band’s musical and personal evolution. This film sees the band reflect upon their two decades together. It was filmed during Coldplay’s record-breaking A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, which was certified as the third biggest tour of all time, playing to more than 5.5 million fans across the world.
The documentary will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK on Friday 16th November, with local language versions available globally soon after. The documentary release will be preceded by a special one-night showing of the film in collaboration with Trafalgar Releasing in more than 2,000 cinemas around the world, on Wednesday 14th November. (Tickets are on sale from Friday 19th October at coldplay.film.)
In conjunction with the launch on Amazon Prime Video, Coldplay will also premiere three live tracks, available to stream only on Amazon Music beginning Friday 26th October: Stayin’ Alive (Live at Glastonbury) by Coldplay & Barry Gibb, Us Against The World (Live in Leipzig) and Don’t Panic (Live in Paris).
Here’s a trailer: