I also got the same "unable to contact card issuer" error when ordering some tickets on Friday night, which succeeded on the second retry. I don't know if the venue is using HSBCs systems, but there may well be a wider prober with credit card authorisation systems. There have been several large DDOS attacks against financial institutions recently.
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