Schedule February 15–18, 2024

Winter festival for four days – world-class rally, live artists, food trucks, and after-rally events. See you in Umeå!

Opening Day

Thursday 15 February


The rally kicks off early in the morning with the Shakedown at Håkmark, where you can follow the teams and drivers as they practice at full speed, making final adjustments before the start. In the afternoon, all eyes turn to The Red Barn Arena, where the official program and a real family festival begin with presentations, line-ups, and autograph sessions with the top teams. Food courts and restaurant tents open, featuring live music and a grand opening ceremony. The day concludes with the finish of the first special stage, SS1 Umeå Sprint.

Winter Festival

Friday 16 February

On Friday, the competitions really get underway. Follow them on-site in the forests along the stages. All stages and times will be published here on the website. You will also receive information about spectator areas and how to get there, whether by car, snowmobile, or, most conveniently, with our buses covering most stages with round-trip routes from central Umeå. Don’t miss the historic class racing after the WRC cars on some of the stages. The service park and Support Arena at the Nolia fair are open all day, along with The Red Barn Arena featuring live music, daily stages on large screens with live commentary, restaurant tents, food courts, and VIP areas. The day’s competitions conclude here, and the cars will pass by during the day for regrouping.

The Red Barn Party

Saturday 17 February

Find your favourite spot in the forest and enjoy the speed with friends and fellow enthusiasts. Or make your way to The Red Barn Arena, a leisurely walk from Umeå city centre, or hop on one of the shuttle buses running between the arena and the city centre. Here, you can enjoy live broadcasts from the day’s stages, live performances, and exciting food and drinks in restaurant tents and food courts. Don’t miss the day’s service at the service park, where you can follow the teams’ work on the cars and perhaps catch a glimpse of the world stars. At the Red Barn, there will also be an award ceremony and tribute to the winners in the historic class before the day’s concluding stages finish on the premises. Then the party continues in the restaurant tent with DJ´s and live band until late into the night.

Family Sunday

Sunday 18 February

The time of reckoning has come. A winner is to be crowned, and it happens on Sunday’s three final stages. The last stage, Power Stage, with extra World Championship points for the fastest five, finishes at The Red Barn Arena, where the podium and award ceremony await. The food court and the fair with activities and exhibitors are open for a family-filled day, offering a chance to get close to drivers and cars.