A Saudi court on Sunday issued a preliminary death sentence to a man accused of stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh in November, state television said.
Another man on trial for the same incident was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison, al-Ekhbariya television said.
The November 11 attack occurred at King Abdullah Park, one of several venues hosting a months-long entertainment festival.
The assailant attacked two men and women who were performing on stage.
He was arrested shortly after storming the stage.
Authorities later identified him a 33-year-old Yemeni resident.
The victims of the attack sustained superficial wounds and were stabilized after receiving medical care, state media reported at the time.