Rockit is an adventurous festival brimming with blends of genres and styles, from jazz to alternative rock. On 9 November 2019 the third edition of the festival takes place in De Oosterpoort in Groningen.Adventurous, innovative, progressive; these are the words that describe the Groningen festival Rockit best. According to the tradition of Herbie Hancock’s eponymous hit, Rockit presents a fusion of jazz and others music styles as experimental pop, alternative music, and contemporary music.Flirting with rock, punk and improvised musicThe name Rockit refers to the present-day trend among the current generation of jazz artists to flirt with rock, punk, improvised music and the classical music composition techniques. Rockit is a coproduction of SPOT Groningen and North Sea Jazz. On 9 November artists aiming to enter a new ‘galaxy’ by taking jazz as starting point climb the stage. Yet they take it even further. For the third edition of Rockit festival Ibrahim Maalouf, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, John Scofield & Jon Cleary, Metropole Orkest invites Ibeyi, Julian Lage, Tigran Hamasyan with special guest Mathias Eick, Becca Stevens, Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, Under The Surface, Linda May Han Oh Quintet, Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die and BeraadGeslagen have been confirmed. More names will be announced shortly.On six stages in De Oosterpoort, SPOT Groningen and North Sea Jazz present both established names and ‘rising stars’ of the jazz scene and related styles.