Kommetjie-resident (when in Cape Town) and beloved musician, Jeremy Loops has been setting stages on fire with his chart-topping tunes; and with the new year approaching, fans can expect an “avalanche of new music”. But not before we hear him live, fresh off his performances in the United Kingdom, at Parklife music and food festival in Muizenberg on Sunday 1 December.His most recent album, Critical as Water, saw him receiving an accolade for his “Gold” music video, on which he teamed up once again with director Rob Smith. The collaborators won the 2019 South African Music Award for Music Video of the Year for this creation, as well as a Silver Loerie. On the album as a whole, he says ample time spent in water aided his creativity. “Critical as Water is an album about urgency – about identifying what, to you as a person, is as ‘critical as water’, and what one needs to do in order to chase these things down.” He takes his music on tour this month, starting on Thursday 14 November in Prague. “I’m feeling good ahead of our show in London. We’re playing at the O2 Academy Brixton, which is obviously a prestigious venue with a pretty insane capacity of 5 000, and so there are the natural nerves that come with that ‘sense of occasion’, but we’re really excited about it.”He says the tour will prepare him for the much-anticipated music festival, set close to his home. “Seriously, we play Parklife just four days after the end of our Euro tour, so we’re going to be stage-fit and sharp. It’s perfect.” He adds: “I make a beeline back to my family home whenever I return from work and touring abroad.”Serendipitously, Sons of East was announced as his supporting act and they will join him for two performance dates in South Africa, including Parklife.While nothing is set in stone for the Muizenberg show just yet, he says: “We’ll see what song combinations work for us on this tour, and prep the set on that basis. I’m very confident we’ll play my new single ‘What Would I Know’. I’m really excited about playing it at shows. And I’m also a big believer in playing all the big hits.”See Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Sons of East and Diamond Thug at Parklife. Tickets at parklife.co.za.Win tickets to parklifeV To win double tickets to Parklife, email email@example.com and answer the question: Which band will join Jeremy Loops on two South African performances? Use the subject line: Parklife.